When a close family member is diagnosed with cancer, it can be devastating. Your loved one will go through so much during his or her treatment—but the truth is, so will you. Keeping your strength and spirits up will be critical in the battle ahead, so if you’re one of the soldiers in this fight, here are a few tools to help along the way.
Until I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was one of those people. The ones who don’t know what to say when someone says they have cancer. Since I’m an uber-extrovert who’s worked in Hollywood for twenty years, I’d usually try something like, “Oh no, are you okay?” or, “How did you make it through?” or, “You look great—I never would have known.”
I’m a gifter. Like a plan-all-year, wrap for days, ship coast-to-coast, proud gift-giver for holidays, birthdays and everything in between. But when my friend was diagnosed with cancer, I drew a blank.