I was 28 years old when I was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Shortly after, my relationship fell apart. Here's everything I learned about dating while going through cancer treatment. Jana Champagne October 10,
What to Expect When a Person with Cancer is Nearing Death
After he booked himself a solo trip to Europe, I overheard him talk about how much fun he had riding around on the back of her motorcycle, holding her hips. He also said he enjoyed walking around by himself without thinking about cancer. And me, apparently. And that was it. Our relationship was over.
What to Expect When a Person With Cancer is Nearing Death
Qualitative studies indicated that cancer survivors may be worried about finding a partner in the future, but whether this concern is warranted is unknown. Correlations were used to investigate relationships between interest in a date and assessment of traits. However, widowed respondents were much less interested in a date with a cancer survivor, and women showed less interest in a cancer survivor during active follow-up relative to survivors beyond follow-up. Cancer survivors do not have to expect any more problems in finding a date than people without a cancer history, and can wait a few dates before disclosing.
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