The Line in the Sand: Relationships and Cancer

PJ Hamel Health Guide February 01, 2013
  • “You have cancer.” None of us with breast cancer will ever forget hearing those words for the first time. At the moment you learn you have cancer, your life changes; and so do the relationships you’ve forged with all those around you – especially your friends.   Of all ...

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  • Phyllis Johnson
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    Feb. 01, 2013

    Thank you for reminding us, PJ, that the people who desert us when we get cancer are really responding to their own cancer experiences, not to us.  Fortunately, more of my friends were supportive, but a few couldn't cope.  I also found that a few made their way back when it became apparent that I would survive.  It's easy to take it personally....

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    Thank you for reminding us, PJ, that the people who desert us when we get cancer are really responding to their own cancer experiences, not to us.  Fortunately, more of my friends were supportive, but a few couldn't cope.  I also found that a few made their way back when it became apparent that I would survive.  It's easy to take it personally.  It sure feels personal!  But we may never know the emotions our illness triggered in our friends.