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Intimacy After Cancer Program in Berks County

Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks (BCSS) will host a program for female survivors of all types of cancer, Intimacy After Cancer: A Frank Discussion of Sexuality for Cancer Survivors, at 7 p.m. on May 20. The program will be presented by Dr. Christie Ganas, a gynecologist from St. Joseph Medical Center, and Jennifer Tzoumas, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, of DGR Behavioral Health LLC.

The program offers a safe and relaxed environment in which to converse with experts, as well as peers, about the challenges with intimacy and sexuality often experienced after a cancer diagnosis. Subject matter will include how changes in energy and stress levels, body image, hormone levels, premature menopause and treatment side effects can affect intimate experiences. Wine and cheese will be served.

BCSS is an independent, nonprofit organization that creates a community of survivors for mutual support, by offering groups and resources that provide hope, information and emotional encouragement to women and men affected by breast cancer.

Location: 529 Reading Ave., Ste. C, West Reading. Registration required by May 18. For more information, call 610-478-1447 or email [email protected].

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