Hi all my name is John. I am 35 and single and going through my third battle with melanoma in four years. I was dating someone at the beginning of my first battle, unfortunately her mother had died as restult of lung cancer about a year prior. She couldn't deal with everything involved and backed a way. I wasn't too upset because it gave me a chance to really focus on my treatment and getting well.
Three years later at the onset of my second battle with cancer I had just started seeing a woman. I did not intialy tell her that I was beginning and going through treatment. Through conversation I came out that her mother had died as a result of breast cancer and it's treatment. I knew that given the emotional ties she had to cancer I couldn't not tell her about what I was going through. We did go on a few more dates but she did break things off to protect herself.
I would like to know other peoples stories with dating and cancer. Did you date during treatment? How and when did you tell them about the struggle that is the rest of your life?