Instead, he became alternately withdrawn and argumentative, saying things like "this isn't a bad situation--you just THINK it is").

I'll take the sweet..caring..giving..honest.sick Paul over the lying..cheating..cruel.man..anyday!! I doubt I'd put a past illness on my profile..although.would be something I would discuss very soon after e-mailing and probably before meeting with a man.I have done.

The type of man I meet aren't the type that would worry about such things.it is never the reason why things don't go further. I can't see any reason why someone in our age group would not date a cancer survivor. (from someone who HAS crossed that street) I would really have to evaluate the situation if it ever came up in my life again.

Does he handle stress well, get plenty of rest and exercise, and pay attention to his diet? And yes, we should all be open and upfront about such issues.

I pay more attention to his current lifestyle choices and his health now. would you cross the road after seeing an animal get hit or killed? Yes, I live in a fantasy..that's how I'd like the world to be. I mention my cancer history after a few dates, giving those who would run from it a chance to do so before I get attached to them.

If you have any suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Suzy on December 28, at 7: There are also groups that address the impact of living with advanced cancer. Others tend to bring it up almost as a dating sites for cancer survivors mechanism — a test to make sure the other person can handle it so they can avoid being hurt later on, Ms.

Perhaps joining a support group in your area to connect with others would be helpful. Most of my patients say that they want someone to travel with, to go out for dinner with, or to a movie or symphony concert. ASCO assumes no responsibility for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of the material contained in, posted on, or linked to this site, or any errors or omissions.

Cancer Survivor Dating offers online help for cancer patients who are now cancer-free and looking to rejuvenate their dating life.

I have been single for 7 years, with my diagnosis occurring in June After two years of treatment I thought I would have a break, Im now waiting for a biopsy to see if my cancer has become more agressive.

They often want to find someone with whom to share their life—and this is a real challenge. My patients ask me what they should do next—and having never registered a profile myself, I am not able to provide much more than common sense suggestions.

We wish you all our best and appreciate you reaching out to us.

A younger person with goals of marriage and children — and potential mates who may have had little experience with serious illness — probably has different dating concerns than an older person, whose potential partners might very well be dealing with their own health issues.