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CSPP Lecture Series | Reconnection: The Sexual Health Needs of Pre-Menopausal Breast Cancer Survivors
According to the American Cancer Society (2020), 26,393 women under the age of 45 are impacted by breast cancer annually. Treatments include mastectomies and oophorectomies resulting in infertility, and the administration of medications that catapult young women into early menopause. Even with reconstructive surgery, patients are left with decreased neurological sensation. Struggling with body image, decreased libido and little follow up around sexual health, young women and their partners experience isolation from, and collapse of their relationships. Dr. Cheryl Fisher, Director of the Online MA in Clinical Counseling Program, and Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Heather Lamb will examine the physical, psychological and social implications of breast cancer treatment on sexual health. As sensual and sexual beings, sexual health is an integral part of the human experience and overall life satisfaction. Based on their research and case studies, presenters will provide practical ways that clinicians can identify, validate, and advocate for the sexual health of breast cancer survivors.


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Oct 23, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Cheryl Fisher, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, LCPC, ACS
Director & Assistant Professor | Online MA Clinical Counseling @California School pf Professional Psychology
Cheryl Fisher is a licensed clinical professional counselor and counselor-educator with 30 years of clinical and educational experience with individuals, families and children. She is a certified trauma professional and an abuse and domestic violence specialist with extensive clinical experience working with trauma survivors of all ages. Dr. Fisher was awarded the Governor’s Award for her clinical work in trauma. She has deployed with the American Red Cross Mental Health Team both locally and nationally. An international presenter, Dr. Fisher conducts research in the areas of nature and mental health, in addition to spirituality and meaning-construction. One of her current research interests includes the examination of human-nature connection and spirituality in overall wellness. Dr. Fisher is the author of Mindfulness, Nature-Based Therapeutic Techniques for Children which examines the preventative and rehabilitative elements of engaging in nature.
Heather Lamb, RN, MSN, FNP-C
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Heather Lamb, RN, MSN, FNP-C is an Oncology nurse with years of experience delivering evidence based care to oncology patients and families. Her current role with Florida Cancer Specialists involves coordinating with physicians, specialists, nurses, and other medical staff to develop treatment plans for oncology patients, as well as, provide patient education on side effect management from chemotherapy/ immunotherapy and other cancer treatments.