The word Cancer is evocative in the extreme and getting through breast cancer is tough. When I was a newly-qualified doctor, the medical profession used a series of euphemisms for it. This way, we could talk about a patient’s illness in front of them, without them understanding the horror of what we were saying.
Whilst researching for our two books (What to say to someone with cancer and How to treat someone newly diagnosed with cancer, both to be launched late 2021) we found an overwhelming number of people with cancer disliked being told to be brave.
Make a pact that you will not speak about cancer for the evening. You and your partner, friends or loved ones are invited. Cancer most definitely isn’t.
If You Been Affected By Cancer, Either As A Patient, Friend, Loved One Or Carer, We Want To Hear About Your Cancer Experience.
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It’s not always easy to know how to talk to someone with cancer and the most important thing is to listen.
When helping a friend with cancer it’s important to remember that there are no set rules and every friendship is different. Be sure to think about your unique relationship and let that guide you.
Sometimes It Can Be Hard To Know What To Say And Do When You Discover That You Have Colleague, Loved One Or Friend With Cancer.
When you have just found out that your close friend has been diagnosed with cancer, or your loved one needs chemotherapy, getting the right cancer gift is probably the furthest from your mind.