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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?

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 and lead to action. These events and activities create a shared understanding of…

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Young Adult Cancer Education — Events and Activities

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 4 – And I Really Screwed Up

You said something you thought would make your friend feel better, but the look on her face says…. No. You want to crawl into a hole. Or blow it off…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 4 – And I Really Screwed Up

How To Be A Better Supporter Q&A With Jessica Florence

Tell us a little bit about yourself, pre and post-diagnosis. My name is Jessica Florence. I am a 4th-year architecture student at Florida A&M University. In 2016, I was diagnosed…

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How To Be A Better Supporter Q&A With Jessica Florence

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 3 – The Power of Silence

Sometimes, saying nothing says it all.   When you are with a friend that is dealing with cancer, know there will be moments of silence. Embrace those moments, learn to…

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My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 3 – The Power of Silence

My Friend Has Cancer?! Part 2 – 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?! Part 2 – 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