What Not to Say to a Cancer Patient

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, they are already feeling insecure and overwhelmed with heightened emotions. It’s important to consciously try to understand your intent and think about the words you say to someone who is either about to begin treatment for their cancer or is learning to navigate their space of life after cancer. Here are some interesting choices of words that I have heard and how you can better your communication with cancer patients in your life!

Have you been surprised by the things people have said to you since your blood cancer diagnosis? What have been some of the kindest and most helpful things people have said?

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