Devastating News

When someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer, the news is devastating for everyone involved. Whether that person is your mother, sister, close friend, colleague, wife, or life partner, the diagnosis will raise many questions about what’s next.  Most people want to help, but they also may be fearful of saying or doing something wrong.  So what are some ways you can help a loved one cope with breast cancer?

Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD | Last Review Date:

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