Some things are better left unsaid

When talking to a cancer patient some things are better left unsaid and don’t share stories with bad endings, instead, share something positive.

Just because you don’t know what to say doesn’t mean you should avoid the person. A simple, and honest way to handle this is to say “I don’t know what to say.”

Here are some things NOT to say suggested by 

  • I know how you feel.
  • Did you smoke?
  • How did you get it?
  • You should/shouldn’t…
  • Why didn’t you tell me?
  • You don’t look sick.
  • I wish I could lose that much weight.

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Betty Whitehurst

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