Common Misconceptions About Cancer Patients
Last updated: May 2023
A person's experience with blood cancer is unique to them.
In my 7 years of survivorship and working in the cancer space, I have heard about every misconception you can think of. We don't all lose our hair. We don't all look weak. We don't all have support. Keeping assumptions about cancer patients at a minimum is one of the first ways we can feel supported by our peers and those we encounter.
I hope that in the future, the way society portrays and views cancer will depict all the different ways cancer patients look and get through their diagnosis.
Please share any common misunderstandings you've encountered in the comments section!
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