A diagnosis of cancer is likely to have a big impact on the relationship between you and your partner. It is important to recognise any concerns that you both have, and to find ways to keep your relationship healthy and fulfilling for both you and your partner. Communication is important, and there will be professionals in the hospital who can support you and your partner during and beyond your cancer treatment.

You may have to delay plans you’ve made, and you might be feeling anxious about the future. It might be helpful to think about smaller, short term goals to focus on, for example, going out for dinner once a month, signing up for a course, or planning a short break for the end of treatment. Your TYA Team will be able to help you to access free holidays for you and your partner.

If you have been told that the treatment you are having could cause infertility, you may be worried that you won’t be able to start a family, which can be very distressing. 

You may find it helpful to share some of the techniques on this website with your partner, so that they can manage some of their anxiety or concerns too.


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