Intimacy & Sexual Health Symposium (Head & Neck cancer)

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Intimacy & Sexual Health Symposium (Head & Neck cancer)

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is hosting a symposium for people affected by head and neck cancer, around intimacy and sexual health.


What's it about?

The increasing incidence of human papillomavirus-associated (HPV) oropharyngeal cancers has seen some patients report on the challenges in the resumption of sexual activity and intimacy following treatment, with feelings of guilt, resentment, or blame common among patients, and within their intimate relationships.


Hosted by Professor David Wiesenfeld (VCCC Research & Education Lead for Head and Neck Cancer) and Dr Lachlan McDowell (Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre), this symposium will provide a better understanding of the importance of sexual health to survivors and address common HPV-related concerns in the clinic, whilst mapping the referral pathways currently available for sexual dysfunction treatment.


  • When: 30th March
  • Time: 4:30pm-6pm
  • Where: Online

Registration is free, here via EventBrite.


Please find the program attached for your information.

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