Dealing with husband's breast cancer?


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.

On Wednesday, February 21, 2007, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Partners, Loved Ones, Caregivers: Taking Care of  You. Author Marc Silver and moderator Rosalind Kleban, L.C.S.W. answered your questions about how you can take care of your loved one and yourself during and after breast cancer treatment.

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