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To the Kind-Hearted Supporter

If you are supporting your friend or family member who has been diagnosed with cancer or another chronic illness, you know that role comes with many challenges. It’s hard to…

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To the Kind-Hearted Supporter

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

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?

Cancer in High School Series (Part 2): Supporting a Classmate During Treatment

“Over the years, I’ve answered, ‘What’s the hardest part about having cancer as a teenager?’ in the same way: feeling forgotten.” Treating cancer is a difficult process and should certainly…

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Cancer in High School Series (Part 2): Supporting a Classmate During Treatment

The Sibling Dynamic During Cancer

“Sisters and brothers are the truest, purest forms of love, family and friendship, knowing when to hold you and when to challenge you, but always being a part of you.”…

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The Sibling Dynamic During Cancer

Cancer in High School (Part 1): Overview of the Teen Cancer Experience

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is devastating at any age, but receiving a diagnosis in high school is particularly disruptive and comes with its own challenging obstacles. High school is a…

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Cancer in High School (Part 1): Overview of the Teen Cancer Experience

A Letter to Parents of a Young Adult Diagnosed with Cancer

Seven years ago today, Kirsten called with news that changed our lives forever. I still have the text exchange on my phone from July 26, 2015. She was away at…

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A Letter to Parents of a Young Adult Diagnosed with Cancer

The Bond of a Cancer Best Friend

The Story of Shauna and Rosalina Cancer best friend: a person that you met on your cancer journey that you share your experience with, and someone you can truly lean…

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The Bond of a Cancer Best Friend

Supporting AYA Cancer Patients Impacted by the Overturn of Roe vs. Wade

Effects of Roe v. Wade Overturn on AYA Cancer Patients Here at b-present, we boldly and proudly support our adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer community. We are committed to…

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Supporting AYA Cancer Patients Impacted by the Overturn of Roe vs. Wade

Friendship and Loss: How Being Present, Not Perfect Can Help You Live with No Regrets

Cancer is full of difficult emotions, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Here, we discuss the experience of loss and how to maximize the time you have together. The catalyst…

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Friendship and Loss: How Being Present, Not Perfect Can Help You Live with No Regrets

Everything You Need to Know About the LGBTQIA+ Cancer Community 

This June, in honor of Pride Month, we are partnering with Escape, an organization created to provide a sense of Escape for LGBTQIA+ Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Patients, Survivors, and…

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Everything You Need to Know About the LGBTQIA+ Cancer Community 

Supporting Someone with Cancer While Putting your own Mental Health First

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’ve been loving seeing all of the honest conversations about mental health happening all around the internet this month! I’ve seen so many…

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Supporting Someone with Cancer While Putting your own Mental Health First

Sympathy vs. Empathy vs. Compassion: Cancer Support and Where Each Fits

Sympathy, empathy and compassion are likely all words you’ve heard used a lot within the cancer space. They might even be used interchangeably! But the truth is, they’re all different,…

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Sympathy vs. Empathy vs. Compassion: Cancer Support and Where Each Fits