” “At least it’s not on your face where everyone could see the scars, besides you don’t really your breasts anyway.” “A new-agey friend asked me if I had been really angry about anything 7 years before my diagnosis that I had repressed. )” “I was advised to write a letter to my husband detailing how much I loved him so he could have something when I died.[My husband] was standing next to me as I was being given this little chestnut.” “One said to me the day after my malignant melanoma diagnosis: ‘Maybe this will help you evaluate all the things you need to change in your life.’ ” “Last year I had part of my cervix removed surgically for PRE-cancerous cell growth.
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My mother in law came over with dinner (nice) and then proceeded to stand there and tell me about every person she knew with cancer, how they died, and how their families went on.” “When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a wreck.
My (now ex) husband got tired of it really fast and made a rule to confine my sadness to one day per week: “you are only allowed to cry about this on Fridays.” If I felt like I absolutely had to cry Sat-Thur, I had to do it in private.” “The worst thing said to me was right before I was to have a new lump checked out.
Some cancers kill you by interfering with your body’s vital functions.
Cancer can take over an organ, such as the lung, causing it to collapse and preventing you from breathing properly.
There are always eyebrow-raising things people say to those with cancer and/or their families.
Maybe not everyone would find each of the comments listed below to be offensive but they’ve been submitted by readers as ones they wish they hadn’t heard.
In other words, while a collection of ‘normal’ cells will grow and stop growing in response to appropriate messages from hormones and signals, cancer cells have lost this property.
Contrary to popular misconception, cancers cells do not grow especially fast relative to non-cancer cells.
I like to revisit this topic every so often to allow people to post comments and add to the list. ” “It could be worse, you know.” “Everything happens for a reason.” “It’s all part of a larger plan.” “You’re only given what you can handle.” “All you need to do is think positive.” “Half the battle is the mindset.
Some of these come from the comments the last time I discussed this topic (here). Be determined to beat cancer and you will.” “Now that you’ve been through this you’re due for some good things to happen.” “I’m sure it’s fine/I’m sure it’s nothing.” “Well, you’ve been needing a vacation for a while and now [during chemo] you get to lie around and read books all day. ” “Well, do they think [the chemo] is going to do any good?
The problem is they don’t ‘know’ when to stop growing.