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You Just Found Out Your Friend Has Cancer – Now What?

Most young adults never expect to hear the words “I have cancer” come up in a conversation, and they feel totally unprepared when it does. The news that your friend…

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You Just Found Out Your Friend Has Cancer – Now What?

My Friend Has Cancer?! – What Do I Say

Talking to a friend with cancer can be intimidating, stressful, and even awkward. It is often hard to find the right words to say, but remember, your friend feels just…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! – What Do I Say

What Support Through Cancer Looks Like To Me

What does support look like? I’ve taken too long to answer this awesome question that I’ve been asked so many times. As the journey has continued to unfold, I’ve learned…

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What Support Through Cancer Looks Like To Me

How an Occupational Therapist Supports Cancer Survivors

An Interview with Kelly Watson Meet Kelly Watson. Kelly was Kirsten’s best friend since first grade and was a loyal supporter throughout Kirsten’s journey. Kelly continues to be an amazing…

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How an Occupational Therapist Supports Cancer Survivors

The Support Report with b-present – How Support Changes Lives

Our new podcast, The Support Report with b-present, is hosted by our very own Justin Peters. Each month we share real stories from young adults and dive deep into how support…

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The Support Report with b-present – How Support Changes Lives

Wrapped In Presence | Supporting Patients One Handmade Blanket at a Time

Presence comes in many forms A life-threatening diagnosis turns life upside down. Patients need to feel connected to the world as they undergo treatment, and know that they are not…

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Wrapped In Presence | Supporting Patients One Handmade Blanket at a Time

Examples of What to Say When Someone Has Cancer

In cancer conversations, comments intended to express empathy or comfort can backfire when they are dismissive of the person’s situation, choices, decisions, or emotions. We designed our Talking Tips to…

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Examples of What to Say When Someone Has Cancer

How To Stay Connected To Friends From Afar

Friendships are one of the most important aspects of our lives, and staying connected when isolated is essential for our mental health. Whether you have a friend that is stuck…

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How To Stay Connected To Friends From Afar

Young Adult Cancer Education — Events and Activities

b-present overcomes the stigma of cancer through education, community dialogue, and experiences that improve empathy and compassion. These events and activities create a shared understanding of the young adult cancer…

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Young Adult Cancer Education — Events and Activities

Talking Tips – How To Be There For A Friend With Cancer

Picture this. You are hanging out with a friend, and there is an uncomfortable silence. Your brain starts racing with things to say to fill the void. Then it happens.…

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Talking Tips – How To Be There For A Friend With Cancer

What Do I Say to Someone With Cancer?

You just got the call that your friend has cancer. If you are a young adult, this may be the first time you personally know someone your age that has…

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What Do I Say to Someone With Cancer?