Dating after breast cancer
Common forms of cancer in the United States include breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and more.
I do occasionally go out on dates, when I can find the time.
Here are some tips that may help you recapture positive feelings about your body: The thought of dating may reawaken or increase emotional responses you had at diagnosis or during treatment.
If you have anxiety or depression, these responses can cause you to focus on or magnify negative thoughts about your prospects for dating now or in the future.
When I found out during a routine doctor’s appointment that I had a lump in my left breast, my plans for having a family evaporated.
Now if only I could tell the guys I’m trying to date that’s what happened, and that’s what I’m really thinking about when they’re telling me about balancing work and life and what kind of music they like over a glass of wine. Especially one that puts a timeline on your fertility on top of everything else.
As if dating wasn’t an adventure in itself already, how does one continue or “get back in the game” during and after Cancer is a term that refers to a group of more than 200 different disease types in which abnormal cells grow and spread uncontrollably.