"Until I found Cancer Dating Service, I was unusually shy about dating.
Ya, cancer can have that effect :) But a few days in, I received a message from a man who was caring, nice, & so funny.
But there are ways around these less than desirable feelings. Find like-minded individuals coping with similar struggles.
And number 3: You need to talk about expectations about a physical relationship sooner rather than later.
Having cancer or a history of the disease can make the search for a relationship seem intimidating.
You may wonder: Am I ready to put myself out there again? “Only now you’re dealing with the fears and insecurities that come up as a result of cancer.”Those worries may look like a fear of rejection because of your history with the disease, body image hang-ups, and a more general struggle to regain your equilibrium after a frightening and draining experience.
Though many cancer patients have the same questions and concerns, no two relationships are the same.
Although disclosure of a life-threatening illness can put a damper on dating, it shouldn't halt your social pursuits.
I know that dealing with intimacy and body image issues are standalone struggles without the stress of cancer and the physical changes that sometimes come with treatment.
Cancerpatientmingle was founded to help cancer patients, survivors and others find happiness at a crucial time in their lives through meaningful, real-life relationships or companionship.
Like other social networking sites, the member profile allows you to display your photos, videos, interests and location.
"--by cancer survivor Jasan Zimmerman about the complexities and challenges of dating after cancer and when and how much medical history to reveal during the process.