Don’t tell me you know what I am going through unless you’ve been through it too.
by Holly Bertone, CNHP, PMP
“Hi, friend. I wanted to let you know
I have some bad news. I have cancer.”
This moment has the potential to change everything, even between the closest of friends, as the listener struggles with what to say or do next. But it shouldn’t.
by Susan Hedlund, MSW, LCSW
While a cancer diagnosis is given to just one person, it can have a ripple effect on everyone who cares about that person. For many couples, the challenges that accompany cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery can be difficult and long lasting. The words “in sickness and in health” take on an entirely new meaning when cancer enters the relationship.
by Bonnie Indeck, LCSW
If you’re facing the challenge of parenting with cancer, you’re not alone – many cancer survivors have children under the age of 18. A cancer diagnosis can be difficult, but talking with your children about it may seem equally challenging or even more difficult.
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