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  1. This post is very relevant. Cancer affects everyone whether it be yourself, a friend , a family member, someone in your community or even your neighbor. This post explains the reality of what happens to someone who has cancer which is something that means life and death. Thank you for the amazing post.

  2. My friend’s son had a cancer and he survived. I am so proud of people who handle cancer very well.

    thanks for sharing this!

  3. Great questions, Anything positive helps. Kindness, love, prayer and simply being there. All help. I look to family and friends as my support group but many find organized groups a great blessing. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  4. Hindy Pearson

    Hi, what a helpful article to anyone faced with an uncertain future. Of course it’s natural to feel like you’ve just been given a death sentence, and that it will take time for the shock to wear off. Once you’re able to process, like you say, you can start focusing on how you’re going to get through it, and carry on with the rest of your life. Do you think support groups and reading stories of survival is a good way to give people hope?

  5. I got very emotional reading your post, my aunt died from cancer after only 2 weeks from her diagnosis. Unfortunately, not everyone go through the 4 phases you described above.
    One day, science will win.

  6. Dinh, Thank you, your question is nearly universal. There is no greater gift than love. Love them. Let them know they are not alone. Be patient. Always tell the truth, but with gentleness.

  7. Dinh

    I hope I never have to go through the 4 stages you mentioned when someone tells me ‘ you have cancer’.
    Cancer seems to be killing everyone these days and it will touch someone you know if not yourself.

    How can we help someone who is very sad/depressive and have not accepted their situation after they’ve been given the bad news?

  8. I’m sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure, in years to come, cures will be better. Maybe they’ll find better forms of prevention as well. Thanks for taking the time to read the piece. Don’t let fear get you. Being aware, cautious, and sensible are all important. Just don’t let it over come you. We all have a life and we need to live it. Cheers

  9. My girlfriend’s grandfather passed away because of cancer, and it must be one of the worst experiences. I found an article yesterday regarding a specific wasp that has something in it that actually kills cancer cells. Not sure how truthful this is, but it would awesome if it helped create a cure.

  10. That was quite emotional reading, but you have some important points. My mother died from cancer 8 years ago and was happy and hopeful until the day the doctors finally said they had tried everything and they had no other ideas. From that day, it went fast. So hope can keep people alive for a long time.

    Even if it is not hereditary, according to doctors, I have always had the little concern in the back of my head that maybe someday I will get cancer too.

    I hope technology have progressed and more people are cured in the future.

    Andreas

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