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I am a survivor of lung cancer stage3 for seven years tomorrow. I had an upper right lobectomy surgery on 1/10/2010 @stage1. I was coming out of a sh-tty six months—I’d been diagnosed as stage I, at age 34, and had a right-side mastectomy, chemo, and a new breast reconstructed using tissue from my belly. So when I met this man at a bar on a rare night out with a girlfriend, I was out of practice; my sexuality was asleep. Then he touched my new breast, which I could not and will not ever feel, and I started crying, angry, like, ' Don’t bother! ' He looked me in the eye and said, ' But you remember, right? ' Well, then, close your eyes and remember.' It was the most beautiful thing anyone could have said to me. Guys who read my profile say, ' Congratulations on your survivorship!' I’ve found that guys ask really smart, sensitive questions.
Remember you have both been through a trying time and a significant life event.
The Spring 2009 issue of CURE featured an essay--"When Do I Tell Her?
"--by cancer survivor Jasan Zimmerman about the complexities and challenges of dating after cancer and when and how much medical history to reveal during the process.
The site also includes links to other cancer-related websites and organizations.
Although dating another cancer survivor may not be for everyone, I think it is a great opportunity and resource for survivors and other people affected by cancer to be able to connect with someone who has "been there" and who may have other similar interests as well.