Top 10 Things To Never Say To Someone With Cancer - Squash Cancer

Top 10 Things To Never Say To Someone With Cancer

It's essential to be sensitive and considerate when talking to someone with cancer or any serious illness. Here are ten examples of insensitive comments or questions that should be avoided:

  1. "It's probably just stress; you'll be fine."
  2. "My cousin had cancer, and they didn't make it."
  3. "You should try [unproven treatment/alternative therapy] instead of chemotherapy."
  4. "I knew someone who had the same cancer, and their experience was a lot worse than yours."
  5. "You don't look sick at all."
  6. "Are you sure you're doing everything right? Maybe you caused this."
  7. "You're lucky; you get to take a break from work."
  8. "At least it's not as bad as [another type of cancer]."
  9. "I can't believe you haven't beaten this yet."
  10. "Have you tried changing your diet or exercising more?"

Instead of making these insensitive remarks, it's best to offer support, empathy, and encouragement to someone dealing with cancer. Listening, being there for them, and asking how you can help are often more appreciated gestures. Remember that everyone's experience with cancer is unique, and it's important to respect their feelings and choices in their journey.

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