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How to Say Goodbye to Someone With Metastatic Breast Cancer

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Close up of holding hand of someone who is ill.
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Woman with support and hope after cancer treatment.
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Gauge their stage


Supporting woman with cancer sitting on couch with hand on shoulder.
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Acceptance — then what?


Angry young woman shouting.
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Being angry is OK


Young woman with cancer hugging man.
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Hugs help


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Go ahead and cry


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Ask and listen


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Does she believe in an afterlife?


Young woman reading message on phone on couch.
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This all sounds good, but…


Young woman supporting her friend with cancer.
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Take the first step


Smiling woman in hospital bed touching hand to daughter's.
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Laughter and love


PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease. She manages a large and active online survivor support network based at her local hospital and shares her wisdom and experience with the greater community via HealthCentral.com.