When Cancer Strikes - eBook
What You Need to Know, Do and Say When You or a Loved One Is Diagnosed with Cancer
Cancer will touch your life in some way, whether it’s as a direct diagnosis or by learning that someone you know has been given the news that they are now dealing with cancer.
As a society we tend to walk through life with an “It’s not going to happen to me” attitude in many areas. Cancer is one of them. So what do you do when you learn that you can no longer live in the land of denial?
How do you handle learning that someone you love is now going to face the cancer battle and all it entails?
The reality is that cancer can strike anyone, not just those who seem to have “high risk factors”.
It can be you; it can be your spouse, your mother, your sister or your best friend. It doesn’t discriminate, and it’s ugly.
In this concise, no-fluff guide I'll take you through the process of coping with cancer on a daily basis, and give you some easy-to-use steps that you can follow when someone you love is diagnosed.
~ I'll tell you what to expect
~ We’ll cover your initial reaction, what to say and what not to say
~ I’ll give you examples of supportive, yet sensitive things to say to your loved one
~ You'll get specific examples of relevant questions, both for you and for your loved one
~ You'll get tips on communication and accountability, coping mechanisms, healing, advocacy, legal matters, and much more.
The purpose of this guide is to give you a step-by-step strategy to get you through when the unthinkable happens.
Whether the person fighting cancer is your closest loved one or a casual friend, this guide will help you to know what to say, what to ask and what to do as you face of this frightening diagnosis together.