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When you’re visiting a friend or family member with cancer, it is often hard to know what to say or do. It can also be difficult or upsetting to see someone we love not feeling well. Although you may be unsure how to approach the situation, your support can make a real difference.
Studies have found that cancer survivors with strong emotional support tend to better adjust to the changes cancer brings to their lives, have a more positive outlook and often report a better quality of life.
Follow these cancer etiquette guidelines when visiting your friend:
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Learn more about cancer support services at Edward-Elmhurst Health.
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