Cancer Humor: Coping Through Laughter
I’ll never forget the first time I told a cancer joke around people who haven’t experienced cancer firsthand. I was chatting with friends about the COVID vaccines in late 2020,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Supporter Talking Tips – Did You Really Just Say That Out Loud?
“What is the worst thing someone said after I was diagnosed? Hmm…do I have to pick just one answer? There are so many!” —Anonymous We asked a room full of…Read More