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Sexual Health and Recovery (SHARE) Clinic

Patient testimonials

"Everyone was fabulous — like spending time with a knowledgeable girlfriend."

"It is the first time in 12 years that I feel I am being listened to... thank you."

"Answered all my concerns in a very caring manner, offered suggestions and alternatives. It is a great addition and follow up to my treatment and wellness."

Who is the clinic for?

The SHARE clinic is for any woman who is diagnosed with a gynaecologic cancer and has changes related to sexuality, hormones, intimacy or body image.

  • The aim of the clinic is to look at these changes and develop a plan to respond to and deal with them.
  • The clinic is offered to you after you have finished your cancer treatments.
  • It is a good idea for you to come to the clinic with your partner, but you are welcome to come on your own.

Women who have cancer and have been treated with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy may have signs of menopause (end of periods) or trouble returning to physical or emotional closeness. Seeing a trained professional can help.

Who will I see?

  • A SHARE nurse will work with you to address your concerns and coordinate your care. The nurse will provide information, counselling, and support.
  • A physician will be involved in your care. The doctor is an expert in women’s health and menopause and understands side effects of cancer treatment.
  • Other healthcare team members who may be involved with your care include: social workers, psychologists, sexologists, physiotherapists, or other applicable health professionals.

What will happen when I come to the clinic?

At the first appointment, the SHARE nurse will go through a set of questions with you and discuss your concerns. A personalized plan will be made for you. Follow-up visits or referrals may be suggested.

What does it cost?

  • The services of this clinic are free.
  • There may be costs for other services the clinic suggests.

How can I get an appointment at the clinic?

You can speak with your oncologist or primary nursing team for referral. Our coordinator will call you within two to three weeks to set up your appointments.

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Location and contact

Sexual Health and Recovery (SHARE) Clinic

Odette Cancer Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
T-wing 
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

If you have an appointment, please head directly to the main reception and you will be directed to our clinic.