This section provides information on the following topics:
Single adults with cancer often experience physical and emotional changes during and after cancer treatment that affect their dating and sexual relationships. Starting new relationships is often stressful for anyone, but it is especially difficult for single adults with cancer or a history of cancer. Many single cancer survivors avoid dating because they fear being rejected. The possibility of rejection is real, but it's important to not a let a fear of rejection stop you from dating altogether.
Learn how cancer treatment can affect fertility, and get advice about talking with your health care team about the potential fertility-related side effects of your treatment plan.
Find out about the different options men and women have to preserve their fertility before starting cancer treatment, as well as potential physical, economic, and ethical factors to consider.
Learn how cancer is diagnosed and treated during pregnancy to try to ensure the health of both the mother and the baby.
Learn about the complex relationship between menopause and cancer, including cancer risk, cancer treatment, cancer and hormone replacement therapy, and men and menopausal symptoms.
People with cancer almost always have concerns about intimacy and sexuality. In addition, younger patients often have questions about fertility and reproductive health. You should expect that having cancer and going through treatment is very likely to affect your relationships, and it may seem difficult to address these issues with your doctors. Be reassured that time will help, and that talking with your partner during and after treatment will help most.