A Friend Indeed
When someone close to you is diagnosed with cancer, finding the
"right" thing to say isn't always easy. These tips from the
American Cancer Society might make the conversation more
ASK MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS.
Asking "How are you?" or "Do you need anything?" can lead to
general, one-word responses. Instead, ask questions such as, "What
are you feeling?" That might initiate a deeper, more significant
It's easy to speculate about a friend's prognosis, but don't
answer questions to which you don't legitimately know the answer.
It's OK to say, "I don't know," and o er to accompany your friend
to her next doctor's appointment.