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Some Thoughts on How to Be a Friend to Someone With a Serious Illness

Lisa Bonchek Adams | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Bonchek Adams

Some days you need a serious chat. Some days you need a friend to be silly with. Some days you need a friend to go shopping and have a gossip session with and try to put cancer in the back seat for a few hours. There are many ways to be supportive.

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

Alicia Garey | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living
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.

10 Ways To Help A Friend With Cancer

Suleika Jaouad | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
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.

Cancer News Offers Readers Hope and Hype, But No Help

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Cancer is a serious, life-threatening illness that kills more than half a million people every year in the U.S. alone. But you'd never know that if you get most of your information from newspapers and magazines.