After Cancer

Has cancer affected your sexual health?

At Lake Charles Memorial, we offer assistance in coping with the sexual problems that cancer causes. Dr. Kira Groves is a family medicine physician with training in women’s health who can answer your questions, discuss treatment options, and help improve your sexual health during and after cancer.

Is this program for you?

This program is for any woman affected by cancer who needs help with her sexual health. This includes:

  • Women with a new cancer diagnosis and questions about what to expect
  • Women who are currently undergoing cancer treatment
  • Women who have had cancer treatment at any time in the past
  • Women who have had surgery or other treatment to reduce their risk of cancer
What are some of the common sexual problems due to cancer?
  • Changes in body image and self-esteem
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Decreased enjoyment of sex or difficulty reaching orgasm
  • Pain with sexual activity
  • Vaginal dryness or narrowing
  • Hot flashes, mood swings, or other menopause symptoms
  • Concerns about future fertility
  • Anxiety, depression, or fear related to sexual intimacy

If you are experiencing these or other sexual issues, ask your care team about a referral or call to schedule an appointment.

Kira Groves, D.O.
337.480.8900
2750 Aster Street
Lake Charles, LA