Coping With People Who Say Unhelpful Things

Coping With People Who Say Unhelpful Things

As you adjust to diagnosis and treatment, you may discover that some people will say unhelpful things. This can include a person you don’t know very well who asks too many intrusive questions, someone who insists you “cheer up,” or someone who wants to talk about your cancer when you’re just not in the mood.

For tips and suggestions for coping with the unhelpful things that people can say, visit cancer.org, the website of the American Cancer Society. (Scroll down the page about halfway.)