Cancer survivor dating sites

07 Feb

The idea for the website comes from Brashier's own personal frustrations.The 50-year-old hairstylist, who lives in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatments after being diagnosed with stage 4 cervical cancer when she was 37.

The service is free, run by a handful of cancer survivors, and aimed at providing a comfortable and fun environment for members to connect with others who can "relate." As of March 2009, there are more than 1,000 members.

Each person also has his or her own individual comfort level when discussing the disease.

Some may find it important to share their experience; others would just as soon never bring up cancer again. Golby offers the following advice to help cancer patients and survivors answer some of the questions they may have about dating.

The radiation left scar tissue inside her vagina that makes it impossible for her to have sex without feeling pain, the reported.

Since then, Brashier said she had trouble dating men because she didn't want to broach the subject of sex -- and her inability to have it.