• What would you say is the oddest, or funniest thing people have asked you about your cancer or your treatment?

    Asked by Ydnar2xer on Thursday, August 30, 2012

    What would you say is the oddest, or funniest thing people have asked you about your cancer or your treatment?

    My mom asked me if I was "having trouble with balance" since my bilateral mastectomy, which I thought was hilarious.

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      There has probably been something odder, or funny, but this one always sticks out. I was in line at a Sam's club store, had lost all the hair in the back of my head from crown of head back down my neck. Only had the rest. An older fellow behind me in line says, "why did you cut your hair that way"? I politely told him, I didn't do it, the cancer did.

      over 8 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      One other thing I heard someone say is that "breast cancer is caused by playing with your breasts too much." (How much is "too much" wasn't specified, LOL.)

      over 8 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      I realized that a lot of people have the misconception that cancer treatment (chemo & radiation) makes us feel better. I had to explain to them that it makes us sick and that it's not until we're done with treatment and in remission, that we start feeling better. I remember someone asked me what week of treatment I was in and I told them my second week and they said "Oh, well once you're in treatment longer you'll feel better". :)

      over 8 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      My child asked me if my breasts would grow back.
      At first, I thought it was so funny! But then, I thought, that was a really reasonable question because... well... Why would a kid know that they would not grow back?

      over 8 years ago
    • cranburymom's Avatar

      "wow...love your hair cut!"

      over 8 years ago
    • lynn1950's Avatar

      I got a lot of "love your hair" when it was growing back in. (Poodle like). At Costco, a little girl said to her mom (pointing at me) :"Look, a pirate!" I was wearing a scarf tied sideways around my bald head. "Arghh, matey."

      over 8 years ago

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