Starting a new relationship after ovarian cancer

You may not be in a relationship when you are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

You may worry about how to start a new relationship, particularly if your treatment means you will not be able to have children.

A question frequently asked is ‘when do I tell my new partner that I have had cancer?’

There is no right or wrong answer. It is likely that you will know when the time is right.

Building a relationship on trust and honesty will strengthen it.

Despite the difficulties, many young women have reported positive changes in their lives since their diagnosis, including in their relationships, their sense of spirituality and their general appreciation of life.