Words of wisdom for the newly diagnosed
Newly diagnosed with cancer? Take some advice from someone who has walked in your shoes.
A dear friend of mine asked me to compile a list of things to know when facing a cancer diagnosis. A friend of hers is newly diagnosed with breast cancer, and so my friend turned to me for advice for her friend. While I am by no means an expert, I have walked a mile or two in the pink shoes, so here’s my list. Readers, please chime in with your advice.
1. Don’t panic. I know, easier said than done. Hearing the words “You have cancer” is scary, no doubt about it. No matter where you are in life, it’s the one thing no one wants to experience, and yet more and more people are finding their lives turned upside-down by cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 200,000 women in the United States will face a breast cancer diagnosis each year. Looking at your diagnosis, treatment…
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Great tips that Nancy posted. I could identify with them all. Thanks for reblogging. xo
Thank you for these words of wisdon. I have just been diagnosed, having surgery on Friday. This Bolg is really helping me stay positive. Thank you! Helena
Wising you all the very best with your surgery Helena. Holding you in our thoughts x
Hi – I was diagnosed 7 weeks ago and started chemo recently (surgery to come) I like this blog too – and intend ot use refer to it for inspiration regularly
Hi Maya, sorry to hear of your diagnosis – we know what a shock that is to someone. I hope you draw strength and inspiration from all the wonderful women here who have been through the experience and come out the other side. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions at any stage. If we can help you we will. Wising you all the best with your treatment. Keep in touch with us. Marie x