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Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

Published: October 11, 2021 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading
Guest Post: What Do You Say To A Best Friend Who Has Cancer?

My only clue was that my best friend had started detailing eating healthier foods in our almost daily email correspondence. She called on a Wednesday evening to tell me she had breast cancer and was having a mastectomy on Friday.

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Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

Published: October 9, 2012 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship: In Sickness and In Health

I was close friends with a woman for several years. Six months ago, she abruptly ended the friendship. Two months prior to the end of the friendship, I was going through cancer radiation treatments and could not devote the time and energy to her that she seemed to need to feel satisfied with the friendship.

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Online Resource: What to tell to a friend who has cancer

Published: November 17, 2011 | Last Updated: January 6, 2016 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Some women are so uncomfortable speaking to a friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer that they respond with avoidance. It’s unfortunate for each of them and for the friendship. The person who was just diagnosed may be struggling with a host of feelings, emotions, and practical problems. Having close friends to count upon […]

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Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Published: June 20, 2011 | Last Updated: October 11, 2021 By | Reply Continue Reading
Diagnosed With Breast Cancer and Feeling Depressed? Don’t Isolate Yourself

Being treated for breast cancer can be physically and emotionally tough to endure; social supports can be a lifesaver.

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Talking about friendship with NYT best-selling author Jane Green

Published: June 28, 2010 | Last Updated: October 17, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

New York Times best-selling author Jane Green is a mother of six. Remarkably, she has written a book a year for the past 12 years. Like her other books, the newest one also focuses on the emotional lives of lives of women.

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Friendship by the Book: Cancer is a Bitch

Published: January 14, 2009 | Last Updated: July 23, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

“I’m part of a club I didn’t mean to join,” writes Gail Konop Baker, author of Cancer is a Bitch: Or, I’d Rather Be Having a Midlife Crisis (Da Capo, 2008). Baker, a mother of three and wife of a doctor, was a self-professed health nut. She ran marathons, practiced yoga, ate organic foods, and […]

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