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Why is it important to know about breast cancer?

Why is it important to know about breast cancer?

Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.

What do you say when someone has breast cancer?

What to Say to a Cancer Patient

  1. “We’ll get through this together.
  2. “I am praying for you.”
  3. “Go to MD Anderson.
  4. “I am here for you.” Then follow through and really be there.
  5. Don’t ask what you can do to help or say, “Let me know if you need anything.” Many people will never ask for help even though they need it.

What should I do if my friend is diagnosed with breast cancer?

What to Do When Your Friend Has Breast Cancer

  1. Be Normal. This seems like common sense, but it has to be said.
  2. Be Proactive. This means never, ever, ever say something like, “If you need anything, let me know,” or “Please call me if you need help.” She won’t.
  3. Don’t Put Pressure on Her.
  4. Don’t Try to “Fix” Things.
  5. Make Her Feel Special.

What questions should I ask about breast cancer?

When you’re told you have breast cancer

  • Exactly what type of breast cancer do I have?
  • How big is the cancer?
  • Has the cancer spread to my lymph nodes or other organs?
  • What’s the stage of the cancer?
  • Will I need any other tests before we can decide on treatment?
  • Do I need to see any other doctors or health professionals?

What can you do to help someone with cancer?

19 ways to help someone with cancer

  1. Visit. Cancer patients and caregivers are still people, and they want to see you, talk to you and laugh with you.
  2. Listen.
  3. Pray.
  4. Find a way to help and just do it.
  5. Tell a joke.
  6. Send a Facebook message, text message, email or card.
  7. Help with the laundry or cleaning.
  8. Take a meal to the family.

What do you put in a breast cancer care package?

Build the Perfect Chemo Care Package

  1. Special Bag. Instead of a basket or box, opt for a cute tote bag or backpack for housing your care package.
  2. Lotions & Bath Items. Effects from cancer treatment can make your skin dry and itchy and you may develop a rash.
  3. Lip Balm.
  4. Mouth Rinse.
  5. Magazines, Puzzles, Cards.
  6. Water bottle.
  7. Teas.
  8. Snacks.

What to send someone who just had a mastectomy?

Practical items:

  • Water spray.
  • Hand held battery operated fan.
  • Tissues (small handy packs because chemo makes your nose drip)
  • Hand sanitiser and wet wipes.
  • If she is having surgery then she may need a bag for her drain (see Drain Dollies)
  • Lip balm.

What is a good gift for a breast cancer patient?

Gift Ideas for Breast Cancer Patients, Previvors and Breasties

  • Food or Meal Delivery Service.
  • Spa Day.
  • Dry Bar Gift Card.
  • Dry Shampoo.
  • Scarves & Headbands.
  • PJs, Robes, Slippers, Socks, Pillowcases, Blankets & Eye Masks.
  • All Natural Beauty Products.
  • Run Errands, Pick Up Kids, Walk the Dogs, Schedule a Cleaning Service.