Hiya GT, i need advice.

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I just foind out a friend has cancer. I don’t know all the details, but it’s cancer, so it’s just GONNA be scary for a bit, no matter what stage it’s at.

The advice i’m looking for:

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For those of you who have been through this with a friend or loved one, how did you support them, and what seemed to work best?

What are the little things that can sometimes be overlooked, which if they ARE, make things SO much more complicated than they needed to be? (so that i can help with watching out for them & smoothing them over!)

Was there anything in the cancer fight of someone you know that, in hindsight, was something that could’ve been changed, which would’ve made it easier for your patient to focus on their fight?

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From my OWN 10-year brush with “Is it the ‘C-word’, or is it not?”, i DO know about things like trying to find ceramic or wooden utensils to eat with while on Chemo, so the food doesn’t taste as metallic as it does with regular metals, or “chemical-y” as it would with plastics...

But what ELSE can i do that’s one of those “little things that make a BIG difference at making life run smoother”?

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Update:

I went to visit her tonight, she had a econdary issue, but her cancer prognosis is the BEST possible for her type!😆

There was one single lump, the region they resected came back clear, her nodes were ALL clear when they checked the ones which were removed in the lab, AND she appears to have zero mets!!

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So even though it’s cancer, things *So Far* appear to be looking VERY good.

Fingers & toes are being crossed, and many, MANY thanks to my Lovely Bunch of People here, for all the excellent tips, hints, and advice—YOU GUYS ROCK!