By Valerie Banner Monday, October 13, When visiting a friend with cancer, one of the most meaningful things you can do is simply listen, say social workers at MSK. After learning that a friend, colleague, or neighbor has cancer, you may wonder what you should do. You might want to help in some way or think about stopping by for a visit or sending a gift. Or maybe you simply feel at a loss for what to do or what to say.
10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer | Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
When someone has breast cancer it's scary for them - and for you! What can you do to really help? What should you say? Is it better to just listen? There are as many ways of being a good co-survivor as there are people! The qualifications? A willingness to be yourself and be present.
By Anne Krueger July 14, Pin ellipsis More. Getty Images. How to support people with breast cancer through diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Start Slideshow.
These are some of the things that breast cancer patients have told us have helped them through their treatment and recovery. Ask "when", rather than "what" Many women find it hard to ask for help. Keep in touch and listen Keep in regular contact, by sending a card, making a phone call or visiting.