How to support cancer patients

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When a friend, a neighbor or co-worker is dealing with cancer – most of us want to chime in – with messages of support, or empathy. But what we end up saying sometimes isn’t very helpful. Take a look at the comments posted on the Facebook page of Cure magazine, which serves the cancer community.
In their weekly conversation, WHYY’s Maiken Scott and psychologist Dan Gottlieb discuss what to say – and NOT to say.

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