Dating for cancer patients


13-Oct-2017 13:02

In my defense, he had asked me why I was still single if I’ve lived in this area my entire life.He asked this in a teasing way, but when I read it, my heart sank.If your cancer turns out to be a deal breaker, hopefully you have not gotten too attached to him or her.” Still, I know from listening to others in my support group that some people wait much longer, sometimes months to bring up “the big C”, especially if a fair amount of time has passed since their treatment.I didn’t find anyone advocating this in my on-line research.I, for one, am fully aware that I fall under the category of a “tell-all personality”, and I choose to embrace the thinking that “there will always be a risk of rejection, just as in any relationship between two individuals.But if a new relationship is strong enough to overcome such a difficult emotional hurdle as cancer, think how strong it will be when faced with so many other life challenges that lie ahead.I love the image…I can practically hear the release as a poof of air shoots out.Almost every article or book I read mentioned practicing your cancer disclosure with a friend.

You meet someone who strikes your fancy, and you learn he/she had cancer.I highly recommend the site to any young woman with breast cancer (and her friends and caregivers). Fw-300 #ya-qn-sort h2 /* Breadcrumb */ #ya-question-breadcrumb #ya-question-breadcrumb i #ya-question-breadcrumb a #bc .ya-q-full-text, .ya-q-text #ya-question-detail h1 html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] .ya-q-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-full-text, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] .ya-q-text html[lang="zh-Hant-TW"] #ya-question-detail h1, html[lang="zh-Hant-HK"] #ya-question-detail h1 #Stencil . First I visited forums where cancer patients and their significant others discussed the challenges of dating after cancer.

As it turns out, men and women both struggle with identifying the best time to tell a new love interest about their cancer history.

In fact, Kairol Rosenthal writes in that date number four is the rule, unless your cancer is visible or you have a “tell-all personality”: “Why reveal your cancer on the first or second date to someone you don’t know, don’t trust, and may not see again?