Breast cancer survivor and dating
Rest assured that there are many surgical options available which can help to give you a natural body shape.
Remember also, that not all women have reconstructive surgery.
You will both have changed and this means you may need to devote more time to your relationship to "rediscover" each other. Breast cancer and its treatment will affect your body and some women find they lose confidence after treatment, that they feel less sexy or uncomfortable in their own skin.As I ventured into the world of chemotherapy, oncologist appointments and uncertainty about the future, I also unwittingly stepped into a new realm of dating and relationships—or, in some cases, the lack thereof.Here’s what I learned from dating while going through cancer treatment.When my doctor called me with the news, I was hysterical about what I thought was a “death sentence” I had just received.
I called a close friend who happens to also be a psychologist to tell her what happened and I couldn’t even spit out these three small words: “I have cancer.” That statement would haunt me for the next few months.
Here are some tips on dealing with dating after breast cancer: You might also like to check out our information on sex after breast cancer.