When Someone You Know Has Cancer

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When Someone You Know Has Cancer

Finding out that someone you know has cancer can be difficult. You may have many questions, both about cancer itself and about how you should talk to and act around this person. If you’re very close to the person who has cancer, this can be a frightening and stressful time for you, too.

Here, we will try to answer some of your questions about cancer. We will also share some ideas about how you can show your concern and offer your help to someone with cancer.


Last Medical Review: 05/21/2012
Last Revised: 03/03/2014