Dating After a Cancer Diagnosis


Navigating the dating world after a cancer diagnosis can be tricky. From the fear of disclosing a diagnosis to insecurities around bodily changes, to the emotional baggage patients feel they’re bringing into a relationship, diving back into the dating pool comes with its challenges. In this episode, Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes sheds light on the universality of these fears with advice from MSK psychologist Talia Zaider and cancer survivor Irene Dimatulac. Through personal anecdotes and expert insights, they provide a nuanced look at the dating experience for cancer survivors and offer guidance for how to move forward with readiness and self-love.

Cancer Straight Talk from MSK is a podcast that brings together patients and experts, to have straightforward evidence-based conversations. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Dr. Diane Reidy-Lagunes hosts, with a mission to educate and empower patients and their family members.


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Last Updated

Wednesday, March 22, 2023