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Minnesota Oncology’s Sexual Health Program is committed to addressing patients' concerns about sexual health as an integral part of their care, from diagnosis and treatment through survivorship. The program provides personalized education and consultation for patients and their partners who have experienced changes in sexual health during and after cancer treatment.

About the program

Both during and after cancer treatment, you may notice physical and emotional changes in the way you feel about your body and about sex. This is a common reaction to treatments such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgery. You may also feel uncomfortable talking to your doctor or your partner about these changes.

At Minnesota Oncology, we believe all patients should have access to straightforward information about the ways cancer can affect sexuality. We offer private, compassionate counseling, consultation, and education to help you cope with these changes and find solutions.

Our Services

The Sexual Health Program provides services for women, individually or with their partner. The program is open to all Minnesota Oncology patients and is available at most clinic locations. Minnesota Oncology providers will gladly coordinate referrals to a urology specialist for male patients with sexual health concerns. Our services include:

  • Sexual rehabilitation counseling for individuals and couples, including coping with menopausal symptoms, discomfort during intercourse, decreased desire, and changes in body image
  • Coping with infertility-related distress
  • Educational workshops

Our Sexual Health Program Care Team and Locations

For more information about the Sexual Health Program, to request a urology referral, or to schedule an appointment, please call one of the following clinics or send us an email.

Burnsville (952-892-7190): Chara Anderson, RN, CNP, MA, AOCN
Chaska (952-361-5800): Alicia Wojchik, MAN, RN, CNP, AOCNP
Coon Rapids (763-712-2100): Megan Shoeber, PA-C and Stephanie Neitz, PA-C
Edina (952-928-2900): Kelli Daly, RN, CNP and Kim Ness, RN, CNS, MSN, AOCN
Minneapolis (612-884-6300): Natalie Concannon, PA-C Katie Houselog, RN, MS, CNP, AOCNP and Stephanie Johnson, PA-C
Plymouth (763-519-7440): Sarah Jax, RN, MA, CNP, AOCNP
St. Paul (651-251-5500): Stephanie Neitz, PA-C
Woodbury
(651-735-7414): Jen Hierlinger, RN, ANP

Resources

Handouts

  • Vaginal & Vulvar Lubricants and Moisturizers (coming soon)
  • Foreplay Map (coming soon)
  • Psychological Assistance – Counseling Referrals (coming soon)

Retail locations

  • The Smitten Kitten: 3010 Lyndale Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408;
    www.smittenkittenonline.com – staff members are trained sex educators; on-line store available

Many products can also be found online at websites such as amazon.com

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