They say that sharing one's vulnerabilities begets a sense of closeness in others. For some like A., my illness alone was enough for her to share her biggest fears. For G., hearing my dual cancer tale led to his need to reciprocate with his secret.
It's time that the experience of sexuality of young adult cancer survivors is discussed, but sexuality is hardly talked about between patients and their health care providers. Patients are often left having to figure things out on their own without the information they need.