Posts Tagged: caregiver

Bob Riter

When a Friend has Cancer, Just Listen

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At the Cancer Resource Center, we try to keep our mouths shut, and to listen without judgment or agenda. Most of us instinctively try to reassure the person with cancer, share our own experiences, or otherwise just talk. When a friend has cancer, just listen.



Bob Riter

Don’t Give Advice to Friends with Cancer

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People often call me and say, “My friend was just diagnosed with cancer. What can I do to help her?” My answer is simple: Be present and don’t give advice.