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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, a certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and nurse counselor at the Manitoba Prostate Centre, counsels patients with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She previously served editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum research journal and is a member of the ASCO Meeting & Member Publications Editorial Board. The author of 13 books, Dr. Katz offers insight for health care providers and consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality, as well as cancer survivorship. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @DrAnneKatz.

Dr. Katz was honored with a 2016 APEX Award of Excellence for her ASCOconnection.org blog.

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Jun 26, 2017
When a patient is prone to missing appointments, I try to remember that cancer is never easy, and it is especially difficult for those whose lives are chaotic.
May 31, 2017
We do not have clear guidance on what sexual practices are safe during chemotherapy, and much of what we advise patients is based on our best guesses. How then do we counsel patients like mine, who are on continuous chemotherapy?
Apr 06, 2017
I think we would like to believe that all of our patients, and their family members, experience personal growth and end up as better human beings after cancer than they were before, but this is certainly not always the case.
Mar 07, 2017
Bad news is something that we in health care are practised in telling, but I for one have never gotten used to it.
Feb 22, 2017
Making patients happy isn't just about doing whatever they ask. As health care professionals, we have an obligation to look out for their best interests.
Nov 21, 2016
Many of the couples that I see in my practice grow closer after the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. But for others, the experience of serious illness exposes existing weak points in their relationship.

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