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The physical and emotional changes you may have experienced can leave you wondering: Will he or she find me attractive? What do I do if I lack energy or have lost interest in sex?
Join us for our June Twitter Chat to discuss dating during and after breast cancer. Coons, Ph D, ABPP and a panel of women with breast cancer will talk about the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as changing body image, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new.
“I dusted myself off, pulled up my big girl panties and was going about my business.” That didn’t mean, of course, that she felt great while doing it.
“My cancer was the hormone receptive one, so they gave me the medication that was shutting down all my hormones,” Leather says.
On the bright side, one study also found cancer survivors are no less likely to find a date than people who have never had cancer.But not everyone with cancer wants to dig into the topic on the first date. ” It’s a common enough conundrum that Brashier and Darryl Mitteldorf, who lives in New York City, independently created dating websites that take the big reveal out of the conversation: Romance Only and Cancer Match, respectively. Mittledorf says that fellow cancer survivors are more likely to be empathetic, especially if symptoms like nausea or fatigue are still in the mix.“You go on a date and the last five minutes are so stressful,” says cancer survivor Laura Brashier, 57, of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif. While Brashier’s site is for anyone who identifies as Sex-C (sex-challenged), not just cancer survivors, it was one way for her to help others who share her cancer complication — an inability to have sexual intercourse without extreme pain. He adds that many men seek dates with friends of friends “in the hope that somebody told that person that they have cancer so there’s an ease in constructing a relationship.Dating often comes with excitement and anxiety as you get to know a new person and bring them into your personal life.Dating after a breast cancer diagnosis can make the anxiety and worry you feel about your body, yourself, and telling a new person about the disease overwhelm those positive, exciting feelings.