The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors living in the U. Breast cancer incidence rates are higher among white women for most age groups.
Yet for cancer patients and survivors, such disclosures are complicated by the effects of cancer.
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Forming intimate emotional and sexual relationships is a highly meaningful aspect of human life.
For cancer survivors not involved in established committed relationships, the process of dating and disclosure becomes new and uncharted territory marked by uncertainty.
Negative feelings about their bodies and sexuality, discomfort in communicating about cancer, and fear of negative reactions to their cancer may lead some survivors to avoid relationships or remain in unsatisfying ones rather than risk telling new potential partners about their cancer.