Single and Ready to Mingle: Dating and Breast Cancer
Dating often comes with excitement and anxiety as you get to know a new person and bring them into your personal life. Dating after a breast cancer diagnosis can make the anxiety and worry you feel about your body, yourself, and telling a new person about the disease overwhelm those positive, exciting feelings. The physical and emotional changes you may have experienced can leave you wondering:
Will he or she find me attractive?
How do I tell someone new about my diagnosis?
What do I do if I lack energy or have lost interest in sex?
Join us for our June Twitter Chat to discuss dating during and after breast cancer. Expert Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP and a panel of women with breast cancer will talk about the many impacts a breast cancer diagnosis can have on your dating life such as changing body image, coping with sexual side effects, and finding the right time to share your diagnosis with someone new. Our panelists will share their personal stories and tips that worked for them.
Use #LBBCChat to follow and join the chat.
This Twitter Chat is supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number 1U58 DP005403, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP
Helen L. Coons, PhD, ABPP is a board certified clinical health psychologist who has worked with women with cancer, oncology health care teams and the cancer advocacy community for over 25 years. She routinely provides care to women across the life span with early and advanced breast, gynecologic and other cancer diagnoses as well as women at “high risk” for cancer and their caregivers. Read more...