We may seem to know a lot about breast cancer, but there is so much information out there that it can be difficult to process it all. Oftentimes, when talking about breast cancer to patients and survivors, we’re unsure how to discuss the subject without offending anyone or speaking out of turn.
To help you understand more about this disease and what to say and what not to say about it, we’ve put together a list of 11 crucial things no one tells you about breast cancer (source: BuzzFeed):
1. Even though being positive is extremely important to help you deal with your disease, you can’t overcome breast cancer just with a strong will.
“I wish people would stop saying they ‘beat’ cancer. I saw a commercial the other day that featured a breast cancer survivor saying that ‘you can do anything you set your mind to.’ It’s not that simple.”
—Miranda Hermanski, Facebook