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How is it best going about helping a loved one through a rare type of breast cancer, I have no idea where to even begin to think

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 5 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2007
    Accompany them to their appointments. Just being there for support is a huge help. Let them talk to you. Most of the time, a person doesn't have anybody to talk out their fears with. I was busy making everybody else feel better but I had no one to be real with. There are going to be times when they can't take care of things, like laundry, vacuuming, or cooking. Volunteer to take on some of those jobs. Don't be afraid of them. When they lose their hair, suggest they can relax and take their wig off around you. You are a wonderful loving person. Take care, Sharon
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • karyn johnson Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    I think the best way is to not expect them to act or react in a certain way. Everyone is different and they need to know it's okay to feel the way they do.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
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    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Just be there. I was diagnosed with a rare aggressive form myself in 2012. People I thought would support didn't and people I never expected to help me stepped it up. Be that friend. She is getting ready to go down a long road find her some support and educate yourself.Help with the little things. Remember your friend isn't different. Her circumstances have just changed.
    almost 5 years Comment Flag
  • sharon s Profile
    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Make daily life easier. Let your friend concentrate on staying healthy Help to distract from the hospital routine. Don't disengage. After treatment you want to be friends but recognize this is her journey. You can watch it. You can be sad. But it's her constant reality provide her some fun.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
  • Betti A Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2013
    Being there for them is most important. If they want to cry then let them, if they want to talk let them but be a good listener yourself.
    about 5 years Comment Flag
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    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    Hear her...respect her choices. Most people want to tell their stories or what is best to do...,if she wants to drink wine and eat a gallon of ice cream be with her and trust she knows what she wants. Love her.
    about 5 years Comment Flag

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