What not to say to people suffering from cancer

Here are two recent insightful articles published in the British press regarding things that one may unwittingly say to people suffering from cancer that blames the sick person for society’s discomfort with their reality and shifts any accountability back on to them.

Don’t tell cancer patients what they could be doing to cure themselves

Obama’s tweet to John McCain about his diagnosis was the last thing cancer survivors wanted to see

Daniel J Farrugia MD PhD Administrator
Director, Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program
Daniel Farrugia MD PhD is a fellowship-trained breast surgeon in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He is Director of the Centegra Comprehensive Breast Program. His research in breast cancer has been published in top international journals, and has been cited over a thousand times in the medical literature.
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