Dealing with husband's breast cancer?

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Question from Cath: My husband has breast cancer. He had breast cancer 12 years ago and it recurred 2 1/2 years ago. He has a stint in his kidney, which usually is bleeding. When he feels up to having sex, I am petrified with the blood and his body fluids contaminated with the chemo, as well as other drugs. His body fluids are waste products of his treatments, and I am afraid of being infected.
Answers - Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. The best way to handle this fear and anxiety is to ask a physician and to be very straightforward. I'm sure this is not an unusual situation, and the doctor will have a clear-cut answer to help allay your anxiety.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Partners, Loved Ones, Caregivers: Taking Care of You featured Author Marc Silver and moderator Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. answering your questions about how you can take care of your loved one and yourself during and after breast cancer treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in February 2007.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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