Cancer patient dating site
I think that your illness is more in the forefront of your mind than it would be in a potential mate/date. I once dated a cancer survivor...every single flippin' chance he got he would refer to himself as a "transplant body"! This isn't the reason we're no longer together but it sure was annoying.
Sure there is a chance of recurrence and that may be something to be concerned about but who is to say the next person you date is not about to become seriously ill. Maybe I should have starting introducing him as my boyfriend, "the Transplant Body"...?
But then there are those who say "no problem" and think they mean it, but then can't or won't deal with the emotional and physical consequences when the cancer becomes active.
A few months ago a 10 month relationship ended because my cancer recurred after a long remission. The cancer recurred in a more serious form than I had previously experienced, so needless to say I had a lot to deal with.
Chemotherapy and You is for people who are about to receive or are now receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
He or she may suggest that you read certain sections of this booklet or try some of the ways to manage side effects.
The information in this booklet was last updated in June 2011.
What do I do if my partner doesn’t want to date me because I have cancer?
How will cancer affect my moods or my physical body? They may worry so much that they keep themselves from the friendship and companionship that dating can provide.
Cancer patients or survivors often ask: Should I start to date again and when?