What Advice Would You Give To A Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patient?


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I’ve just been reading 10 Tips From a 26-Year Breast Cancer Survivor in the Huffington Post. In the article Lisa Marie Wilson shares advice from her grandmother, who, aged 57, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 after an initial  misdiagnosis which meant the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. Her grandmother is now 80 years old and shared what she learned, including the importance of seeking a second opinion, eating healthily, and my favorite, “do as you damn well please”.

While this story will give some hope and strength, I suspect not all of you will enjoy the article with its overarching theme of “beating cancer”. Whichever camp you fall into, I do know that you all have a wealth of hard-won information and advice which you might like to share with others.

So my question today:

What one piece of advice would you give to someone newly diagnosed with breast cancer?