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Let’s break the taboo around cancer and sexuality webinar


29 Sep 2021 13:00 to 15:00




Health & Consumers

Event Description

It is well-known that a cancer diagnosis and its sometimes long-lasting treatment can impair the sexual life of patients and survivors. This contributes to a deterioration of their quality of life and can also lead to an alteration of their therapeutic adhesion and therefore of their prognosis.

To mark Sexual Health Awareness Month and recognising there is still more work to do to put survivorship and quality of life issues into the spotlight of current discussions around the implementation of Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, the objectives of this webinar are to:

  • raise awareness of the the impact of cancer on sexuality and intimacy;
  • present the ECL Patient Support Working Group’s leaflets (patient leaflet & healthcare professionals leaflet) to MEPs, cancer patients/survivors, healthcare professionals (and their organisations and representatives);
  • recommend actions to improve the quality of life of patients and suvivors.

Invited speakers (from the European Parliament, civil society and the scientific community) will reflect on how to improve communication between patients and HCPs when it comes to sexuality and intimacy issues.

The event will take place virtually on Zoom on 29 September 2021 (13:00 – 15:00 CEST).

The draft programme is available here.

Please register in advance via this link.

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