It's a topic that every breast cancer patient has thought about or perhaps whispered about, privately. How are intimate relationships affected when someone is diagnosed with breast cancer?
Through my work with COMPASSIONATE HANDS AND HEARTS BREAST CANCER OUTREACH, I've heard countless stories from women who watched their marriages fall apart, while they were in the fight for their lives. They survived. Their relationships did not.
Now brave breast cancer survivors bring those private whispers to light and come forward to share their stories of how breast cancer diagnosis and treatment affected their relationships. What they have to say is bold, frank and in some cases, heartbreaking.
Why do these marriages break under the strain, while others thrive in these trying circumstances? And what lessons can other couples learn as they walk through the breast cancer journey. We are STARTING THE CONVERSATION.
STARTING THE CONVERSATION