It’s hard to know what to say to a friend who’s just heard a cancer diagnosis. Ronna Benjamin gets that–she has breast cancer and she’s heard it all. So she’s come up with a list of 17 things not to say to a friend with breast cancer.
Ok, so you’re wondering what exactly TO say, not what NOT to say. She covers that, too. Good wishes. Gestures and notes of love. I’d add to that a non-judgmental ear. Specific offers of help, like a ride to treatment or a prepare a meal. “Those are no-brainers,” you’re probably thinking.
Well, you’d THINK so. But apparently not. So be sure to check out Ronna’s piece (link below) so that you don’t inadvertently step in it if a friend or loved one gets this diagnosis.
Oh, and trust me. You’re going to wonder at some of the things she tells us that people have said–who could be that stupid? Apparently, lots of people.
So, here you go. Read more HERE. And thanks, Ronna, for letting me share this piece!