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Cancer throws a lot at a couple." Indeed, research suggests that Cassidy's experience isn't an anomaly, and that women are more likely than men to be victims of what's known as partner abandonment.A 2009 study published in the journal Cancer found that a married woman diagnosed with a serious disease is six times more likely to be divorced or separated than a man with a similar diagnosis.
"He doesn't have anyone to hang on to." Ironically, a fear of abandonment may also play a role in a man's decision to leave, says Marisa Weiss, MD, a Philadelphia oncologist and founder of the nonprofit organization A rare form of ovarian cancer had suddenly made her dream of becoming a mother seem unattainable.Cassidy had no idea it would take her marriage, too.And these days, notes Jimmie Holland, MD, a psycho-oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, caregivers fill a larger role than ever: "In the past, a person would stay at the hospital for weeks.Now people come home with wounds that need to be cleaned, and all kinds of other things we once used to think only nurses could do." This difficult job grows even tougher in the absence of emotional support.