Norton Cancer Institute Sexual Health Program

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It is normal to experience many different emotions before, during and after cancer diagnosis and treatment, especially around the way you feel about your body. You also may have loss of libido, vaginal dryness or pelvic pain. Many patients feel uncomfortable talking about these feelings and changes.

The health care providers at the Norton Cancer Institute Sexual Health Program offer private, compassionate consulting. We also can help with access to accurate information and education to help you manage these changes and find answers.

We currently offer services to female cancer patients and their partners.

Before Cancer Treatment

Sexual health is part of your overall personal wellness landscape. How you take care of your health — including your sexual health — can make a major difference in your quality of life. At Norton Cancer Institute, we support awareness, education and empowerment about your sexual health.

During Cancer Treatment

Cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy can cause physical and emotional changes that affect your whole life, including your sex life. You may notice changes in body image, your interest in sex or your ability to take part in sexual activity.

After Cancer Treatment

Surviving cancer does not mean you need to live with sexual side effects from cancer treatment. Sexuality is complex, and sexual function after diagnosis and treatment of cancer is even more complex. Your Norton Cancer Institute providers want to ensure that we improve the sexual quality of life of patients.

To learn more, call (502) 629-HOPE (4673) or email

Why Choose Norton Cancer Institute

More patients in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Cancer Institute than any other provider in the area. We provide compassionate care for the whole person, not just the cancer.

Our Norton Cancer Institute oncologists are also researchers and principal investigators, offering patients sophisticated experience in the latest treatments and access to more than 200 clinical trials.

  • Access to more than 100 specialists, including board-certified and fellowship-trained oncologists
  • Multidisciplinary setting, meaning you get the benefit of opinions from multiple specialists across Norton Healthcare and often can schedule appointments for the same day in the same location
  • Immunotherapies such as CAR-T cell therapy, genetic therapies tailored to combat the unique genetic makeup of your cancer and the latest in surgical treatments, chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • State-of-the-art Norton Cancer Institute Genomics Lab offering highly specialized testing that makes it possible to tailor advanced treatments based on a tumor’s specific genetic composition
  • Robotic-assisted bronchoscopy for minimally invasive lung biopsies that can reach more parts of the lung without major surgery
  • Medicare, Medicaid and most major commercial insurance accepted
  • At Norton Specialty Pharmacy, patients receive regular consultations on their medications and treatment plan, making sure they get their prescriptions quickly and accurately. Our specialty pharmacists collaborate closely with your oncology team.
  • Use your free Norton MyChart account to communicate with your provider, manage appointments, refill prescriptions, get on the wait list for an earlier appointment and more anytime from a mobile device or computer

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