However, do not let cancer stop you from dating if you feel like you are ready to meet new people.
If you are struggling to manage side effects such as fatigue or nausea, visit Nutrition Tips for Managing Side Effects. Do not feel pressured to date if you are not interested or not feeling up to it.
Some people may be supportive and understanding right away, while others may be shocked at first but not put off.
Others may be uncomfortable with your news and may reject you because of it.
If cancer has changed your appearance, it’s normal to be uncomfortable or self-conscious about it. That way you can become more relaxed in new social situations, with less pressure.
Try to remember that many people – whether or not they’ve had cancer – are unsure of themselves when dating and starting new relationships. If you have worries or difficulties with dating after cancer, talking with a counsellor may help.