• Our Blog Post today has a list of crazy things that most of us have heard people say to us about having cancer.

    Asked by GregP_WN on Thursday, February 20, 2020

    Our Blog Post today has a list of crazy things that most of us have heard people say to us about having cancer.

    You have surely heard some of these, if you have heard something different please list it in the comments below. We know that most of the time they maybe they don't know what to say, but some of these are funny, while others are just plain stupid. Read the article here> http://bit.ly/2T1VZwv

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      There are so many that I heard going through treatment. Some people shouldn't say anything.

      about 1 month ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      "But you're done with chemo." Statement, not question. In other words, you're done with chemo so what is your problem?

      about 1 month ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      I wanted to kiss the people who said, “I’m so sorry. I don’t know what to say.” It so echoed my reaction when I got my dx and i knew it was completely genuine. Of course, I heard some of those stupid things, too, but I think they were well intentioned. (The Road to h_ _ _ is paved with good intentions.) :-)

      about 1 month ago
    • Berton's Avatar
      Berton

      I have heard many of these from some saying " you don't look sick." Or "what stage and how long do you have to live?". I had even heard even from my own sister saying " I doubt he even has cancer."
      When it comes from your own family it hurts the most. From strangers it is more understandable for they do not know. But family is the worse.

      about 1 month ago
    • Carool's Avatar
      Carool

      I heard the “could get hit by a bus” even from my breast cancer support group women. We had breast cancer AND could get hit by a bus. Having a life-threatening disease doesn’t mean we can’t still die from other things.

      about 1 month ago
    • Boogerman's Avatar
      Boogerman

      I bet you're glad to get back to life as it used to be.

      That's what I hear quite a bit. They don't realize that there IS NO life as it used to be. Cancer steals that from us.

      about 1 month ago
    • petieagnor's Avatar
      petieagnor

      Gosh, you all said it all so well. I do try to explain about MBC to strangers, but just ignore friends & family. Sometimes, my husband will take over & I don't have to say anything.

      about 1 month ago

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