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How can I best support my loved one with breast cancer?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Laura Gaspard Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Tell them how much you love them! Be supportive and encouraging!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Janelle Strunk Profile
    anónimo
    Familia o seres queridos
    By educating yourself about breast cancer, you will be better equipped to understand what your loved one is going through. Learn more about breast cancer here: http://beyondtheshock.com/learn.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Almaleki7 Almaleki Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

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      about 7 years Flag
  • Jan  Hasak Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Give the gift of listening. Hear out what your loved one has to say and lend a compassionate ear. Don't judge anything that is said. Ask if your loved one wants you to attend doctor visits, help with Internet research, provide rides, or do any other specific tasks. All of this will go a long way.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I wrote this when I had BC. Take a look, maybe it will help you: http://www.naluh.com/?p=923 (just follow the link!)
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Surf  Momma Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Listen to their concerns Don't challenge their thinking Respect their wishes Email them often- even if they don't respond back Text them hello Send them a card Help with any children ••••the thing I do not like that people say to me is "let me know if you need something" Just help them in any way. They need something whether or not they let you know.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Nancy Snowden Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Support and love them unconditionally.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Cathy Wadkins Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Just walk that walk with your love one! Just be there because what really over whelmed me was you find out who your friends are when they don't show up at all. I needed help and I couldn't wait on myself good at all
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • monica C Profile
    anónimo
    Sobreviviente desde 2011
    I always appreciated food! I was so tired all the time, people would cook for me but I most loved when they sit, watch a movie, and eat with me. My family also gave me a gift certificate to dine wise, a prepared meal delivery service, and the food is pretty good. I hated when people wanted to talk about it, ask how I was feeling, etc. I always felt obligated to say I felt good cause they were already so worried, I ended trying to make them feel better!
    over 6 years Flag
    • anne cennamo Profile
      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2011

      I understand the part of feeling obliged to say you feel fine...sigh...

      almost 6 years Flag
  • Adrienne private Profile
    anónimo
    Stage 3C Paciente
    Listen and let the person the person go through the process. Allow the person to cry, yell, etc if need be in a safe environment. Respect their wishes and decisions. Your loved one may seem "different" but remember many of the treatments,like chemo, can cause "chemo brain" and if your loved one is premenapausal, then she gets thrust into insta-menopause on top of it all which can make her more emotional. Ask what foods your loved one wants before bringing over food since some foods may not be tolerated as well. Send nice emails,cards etc. Rides can be helpful, especially to tests when the person may not know how they will feel afterwards. A collection of visa gift cards or pharmacy gift cards can really help since cancer is horridly expensive.
    about 7 years Comment Flag
  • Rebecca Foster Profile
    anonymous
    Family Member or Loved One
    I wrote a letter to my mom telling her how much I loved her and thought about her. It helped me be able to release some emotions and really tell her how I felt when I didn't know how to say it. I think it helped understanding increase in our relationship. It also helped because I'm away at school and so can't be with her right now. Having someone you love with cancer is not easy but I found that it's increased my love and appreciation for my mom so much! Love really is always the best remedy.
    almost 6 years Comment Flag
  • Elise Merchant Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    With my mum i was on Tea duty! and it depends on the loved one, some people just want to pretend its not happening- i make jokes and if i was ever in the position of my mum- which i probably will be one day- then i would probably make jokes... its a great stress reliever :-)
    about 7 years Comment Flag
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I want to use this medium to share my testimony to the public, hopefully to safe life also, Am Brandi Harri, I was diagnosed of Breast Cancer Three years ago, when i had my last baby, my world came crashing down when my Doctor told me that nothing could be done to save me after fighting this deadly disease with Chemo And Radiation for Two Years but i refused to sit back and wait until the day it finally decides to take my life so i went in search of help which i found in the hands of Priest Babaka through his Cannabis oil/Herb Soap Supplement. God use him to bring life back to me and gave my life a meaning again,am alive now all because of him, sir God will continue to Bless you and your family for this good work and word of truth..If you have any issue of CANCER don't hestitate to contact him with this email : babaka.wolf@gmail.com
    over 2 years Comment Flag
  • Brook Thompson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    You guys are amazing.
    over 7 years Flag
    • Willy Barrigan Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      When I had cancer it hert somuch

      over 7 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

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