• I saw this list on line of things people have said to us who have cancer, I've heard at least 5 out of these10

    Asked by Bonecrusher on Thursday, May 16, 2019

    I saw this list on line of things people have said to us who have cancer, I've heard at least 5 out of these10

    Have you heard any of these or different ones?
    The top ten dumb things people said to me during, or after, my treatment.

    10. Call me when you are feeling better.
    9. Don't you get tired of eating soft food?
    8. I'm sure some day you will be able to eat regular food again.
    7. That scar really doesn't look so bad.
    6. At least you lost some weight.
    5. How long before you are back to normal.
    4. That radiation really did a number on you.
    3. What caused your cancer? Smoking or Drinking?
    2. Are you going to have to quit your job?
    1. You don't look sick.

    4 Answers from the Community

    4 answers
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      "You look great!" - no one ever told me that until I had cancer. :-(
      "Oh, you'll be fine." - Really? The best in medical science are not saying that.
      "Oh, I know! My neighbor's best friend's cousin's ex-boss had cancer..." So, I'm chopped liver?
      "I had a 1mm basal cell carcinoma on my ear. It was horrible." Dunno how you survived that one...

      3 days ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      And the old standard: “OMG! My aunt had that, and she died of it.” But I’m also bothered by cancer patients saying, “I beat cancer!” I always want to say, “Few can say that with accuracy. That’s one of the awful things about cancer: that it can come back, and we’re not sure we ‘beat’ it.” I get that people want so badly to think the cancer is gone for good, so I keep my skepticism to myself.

      3 days ago
    • Molly72's Avatar
      Molly72

      I will pray & send thoughts to you!

      2 days ago
    • Phoenix76's Avatar
      Phoenix76

      1. "Well...you must have done *something* to cause it..."
      2. "At least you have a slow-moving cancer..."

      about 18 hours ago

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