Dating a man with cancer
"One of the thoughts that I had — especially after the surgery — was, 'Who's going to want to date me now that I have this thing?'" says Dena T., a 44-year-old freelance writer from Austin, TX who went through a bilateral mastectomy and chemotherapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2006. We are tender-hearted, and we wear our emotions on our sleeves.
However, these concerns should not keep you from pursuing relationships.Hide under a rock until your post-chemo hair grows back?Enter a nunnery instead of letting a man know your breasts may look a little different — or may not be there at all?If he finds you intriguing and he feels comfortable in your company, he’ll start to let his guard down just a little, and perhaps enough to ask you out so he can get to know you better.
Before you know it, you could be dating a Cancer man. Cancer If you’d like to strike up a conversation with a Cancer man, you should know that superficial conversation will be met with a superficial response. If you move in too hard or too fast, or you ask a lot about him without revealing something of yourself, he’ll quickly retreat into his shell, like a crab.If you are struggling to start new relationships or you are anxious about dating, consider these options: People’s preferences about when and how to share their cancer experiences differ.You may feel that talking about your diagnosis and treatment is too personal to share immediately.Single adults with cancer often experience physical and emotional changes during and after cancer treatment.