In Bustle's Braving BRCA column, writer Sara Altschule shares what it is like to date after having a double mastectomy to reduce her genetic risk of breast cancer. Life after having my. After getting my double mastectomy, I found new respect for myself and my body. Through this dating experiment, I learned even more about myself than the men I dated. Eight months ago. It didn’t seem like particularly crucial information to anyone’s life so I didn’t feel the need to shout it from the rooftops and by that I mean, post about it on the Interwebz. But lately I’ve received questions from other women about dating after a mastectomy, so it’s time to come clean about the break up.
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A Special Guest Blog Post by Nikki Panico, Executive Director Susan G. Komen Southeast Wisconsin I am reaching out to share my experiences, dating after a mastectomy. Since this is not a topic I have heard discussed a lot, I became inspired to share my journey to help others in my situation feel more confident According to Gina Maisano, author of Intimacy After Breast Cancer, attitude is everything when it comes to dating — especially for women dealing with breast cancer. "You can look at yourself as damaged goods or you can look at yourself as the strongest superhero on the planet," Masaino says. I guess all of these dating stories, plus the fact that I used to write the Single Shot column for the now-defunct Seattle P-I, and have also written a funny dating manual “How to Date in a Post-Dating World,” is why one of my BC buddies on Twitter started referring to me as the “Carrie Bradshaw of breast cancer.”