Online dating for cancer survivors
She struggled with dating for years following her recovery, fearful of finding intimacy.
She was inspired to start the website after months of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation treatments destroyed her vaginal tissue, making sex painful."I didn't want to be alone. "My reason is to help a lot of people like me if I can." It is estimated one in three Americans will have cancer in their lifetime, Dr.
I mused to my sister shortly after my breast cancer diagnosis in early 2012.
But a number of my older patients are single, and their experiences of facing treatment and survivorship alone are profoundly moving.
That's the premise behind a new online dating website targeted at men and women who are unable to have sexual intercourse due to disease or disability.
Created by Laura Brashier, a 50-year-old cervical cancer survivor, 2date4allows users to write details about themselves and look for others with similar interests.
Ilana Cass, a gynecologist oncologist at Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles, told ABC.
Treatment often can kill sex drive and make intercourse impossible, she said.