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Information & support

Sexual Advice Association

Good source of information about sexual function generally

International Society of Sexual Medicine

Good patient pages on sexual function including information specially about sex and cancer

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists

A starting point for those needing or wanting therapy outside of their oncology team

Macmillan Cancer Support

The mothership of UK cancer support, with a wide range of services, online resources and in-hospital support

Bowel Cancer UK

Information about bowel cancer and sexual function

Prostate Cancer UK

Information about prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction.


Free cancer support and information in centres across the UK and online


A focus on men’s health including suicide prevention, prostate and testicular cancer

Clic Sargent

Cancer support for young people

Shine Cancer

Cancer support for people 20-40 years old


Tailored support for young adults with cancer

Teenage Cancer Trust

Cancer support for young people

Cancer Education UK

Support for people from Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee communities

Black Women Rising

Creating more cancer awareness among people of colour

Live Through This 

Supporting and advocating for LGBTIQ+ people affected by cancer

LGBTQ+ Cancer Support

Manchester-based support for LGBTQ+ cancer patients

The Survivors Trust

Support for rape and sexual assault survivors


Support for anyone struggling to cope


Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

adrienne maree brown

All About Love: New Visions

bell hooks

The Cancer Journals

Audre Lorde

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

S. Lochlann Jain

Sex and Cancer: Intimacy, Romance and Love after Diagnosis and Treatment

Saketh Guntapalli and Maryann Karinch

Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality

Anne Katz

BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer

Brian Lobel

Illness as Metaphor

Susan Sontag

The History of the Pink Ribbon

Sandy M Fernandez

Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

Leah Lakshmi Pipzna-Samarasinha

With the End in Mind

Kathryn Mannix

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Siddhartha Mukherjee

Cultural Sniping: The Art of Transgression

Jo Spence

On Being Ill

Virginia Woolf

Also check out

Healing Justice

Creating safe spaces for healing for communities that are marginalised


Sexy audio stories that spark your imagination and get you in the mood

Sh! Womenstore

The UK’s first ever women-friendly sex shop, championing pleasure since 1992.

Nipple Innovation Project

Empowering cancer survivors with 3D nipple tattoos that don’t fade away

Our Naked Truths

Creative wellness series celebrating the bodies and stories of womxn

Grace & Gratitude

Tailored made wigs for those going through a cancer diagnosis


Spaces for Black people to openly discuss sexual exploration and liberation