They deal with friends who don't quite know what to say, anxious family members and even with those who suggest that maybe these patients aren't "fighting hard enough" or didn't do something to prevent their disease.
This October, there's some encouraging news on the breast cancer front. Yes, there are new drugs in the pipeline and ongoing trials -- the same old, real progress, slow as usual. Until last week, that is, when there came a hint of meaningful change in the breast cancer community.
Our personality does not make us more or less likely to get cancer, and its successful treatment is not essentially a matter of our outlook.