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Friend With Cancer

10 Things You Should (And 10 You Shouldn't) Say To A Friend With Cancer

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.15.2013 | Home
Alicia Garey

No one deliberately says something hurtful to someone diagnosed with a disease. But sometimes, it comes out, and it's hard to stop.

Why Chronically Ill People Hate 'Get Well' Cards

Lisa Copen | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Lisa Copen

Remember, most people with a chronic illness will likely always be ill. What they need most are consistent friends who show up in their lives and let them know, "I am still here. I am thinking of you."

10 Ways To Help A Friend With Cancer

Suleika Jaouad | Posted 11.20.2012 | Home
Suleika Jaouad

If it takes a village to raise a child, you might say it also takes one to care for the sick. Cancer is at once personal and communal. And yet, caring for the sick can feel like writing a travelogue about a country you've never visited. You can't know where you haven't been.

What Do I Say To Someone With Cancer?

Posted 10.17.2011 | Home

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...