Dating Teleconference Today

Dating can be a daunting task. When you first meet someone, there is the awkward dance of getting to know one another. Adding in a cancer diagnosis can make the footing even trickier. Figuring out when and how to disclose your cancer information is a question many patients and survivors struggle with, and there's no one-size-fits-all answer.There's also a certain amount of fear for both the patient/survivor and the person he or she is dating. A recent commenter on the blog "Would You Date a Cancer Survivor?" wrote: I'm trying to decide whether or not to date someone with cancer. [...]I am a caregiver for two aging parents, one who has alzheimer's and three progressive, fatal and untreatable medical conditions. We have no other family member living on this continent to help with my parents and I'm not up to taking on being a caregiver for and losing a boyfriend as well. I know little about cancer and survival rates or what someone with cancer goes through during treatment so I really have no idea of what I'd be getting myself into where I to continue dating him. Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.To help patients and survivors navigate the dating scene, the Young Survival Coalition and Bright Pink are hosting a teleconference about romance and the issues that surround it, such as self image, confidence and intimacy, tonight at 8 p.m. ET. The speakers leading the discussion will be Jean Rowe, LCSW, OSW-C, and breast cancer survivor Jamie Pleva.To RSVP, email your full name to RSVP@BeBRightPink.orgTo find out more information, visit: brightpink.org/event-020812-teleconference.