I am a survivor of a rare form of rhabdomyosarcoma that was formed in the tissue of the vagina. I was diagnosed between the ages of 2-7years old. After major surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy I beat it. I am happy to say still 20 years on I am a healthy and happy young adult.
However given the nature of the cancer I survived I struggle to talk about it, and has held me back from venturing into relationships as I am worried how someone may look at me or react when I tell them my circumstances.
I was wondering if anyone else who is a survivor of childhood cancer could give advice on having the 'C' talk with partners, or navigating the world of relationships?
Also open to providing and reaching out to other childhood cancer survivors to give support.