Breast cancer is hard no matter how early it's caught. Sometimes it can be hard for someone on the outside to know what to say or do to help the person directly affected.
I had the most incredible support during my breast cancer treatment, and I couldn't have done it without my family, friends and neighbors.
Has someone you love been diagnosed and you're struggling to find out how to show them your support? Then this post is right for you
5 things you can do to support someone with a breast cancer diagnosis
I can't tell you how nice it was when my neighbors would stop by for a cup of coffee to check on me. Or invite me over for a cocktail because they wanted to show me some fun.
Learn to listen:
I definitely didn't want to hear about a friend that died of cancer, or someone who had it worse off than me. Sometimes I just wanted someone to be there to listen to me - a friendly ear can make all the difference
Help make life normal for my kids:
Kids know when something is wrong, and the best thing you can do to help your friend with cancer is to take their kids to do something fun - invite them over for a play date! It'll mean the world to them!
Don't tell me how to feel:
You may think you're helping, but you're not. I need to be in my feelings, accept them, and move on in my own time.
Send me a card just because:
I saved every single card I received during my treatment. There were a tremendous number of them. Each time I received a card, it brightened my day and made me feel really special.
I’d love to hear some things other people with cancer received that really helped! Leave your comments in the chat to help assist other friends of fighters to support their loved ones!