Studies on Oncology and Cancer Post-Care Sexual Difficulty
Vaginal pH-balanced gel for the control of atrophic vaginitis among breast cancer survivors: a randomized controlled trial.
Yoo-Kyung Lee, Hyun Hoon Chung, Jae Weon Kim, Noh-Hyun Park, Yong-Sang Song, Soon-Beom Kang. Obstetrics and Gynecology (2011)
This clinical study showed that applying a pH-balanced vaginal gel three times per week for 12 weeks improved symptoms including vaginal dryness and pain with sex, and improved vaginal tissue health in women who had experienced vaginal atrophy due to cancer treatments.
Simple strategies for vaginal health promotion in cancer survivors.
Jeanne Carter, Deborah Goldfrank, Leslie R Schover. The Journal of Sexual Medicine (2011)
This article informs healthcare providers of the importance of educating cancer survivors with vaginal atrophy on at-home, non-hormonal strategies such as using vaginal moisturizers for improving symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
Atrophic Vaginitis in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Difficult Survivorship Issue.
Joanne Lester, Gaurav Pahouja, Barbara Andersen, and Maryam Lustberg. Journal of Personalized
This review article summarizes the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of atrophic vaginitis, especially as related to caring for women recovering from breast cancer.