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Topic: Mom recently Diagnosed- How to give her support while I'm away?

Forum: Caring for Someone with Breast cancer —

A place to share your struggles and concerns about supporting and caring for a person you love diagnosed with breast cancer with others who understand.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2017 06:51PM

Dahliakrm wrote:

Hi everyone,

I am new to this forum. I am a 19 year old university student who attends school away from home and my mom was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She didn't even tell me until I came home for spring break two weeks ago, and she's known since January. She had her lumpectomy surgery in February, and is planning to have a masectomy in the summer time. She will also be starting chemo and radiation soonish- like in the next month or so, I should be home from school by this time. I don't know what to do. She doesn't seem to want to talk about it much, she's been very positive but I don't know if she's just putting up a mask or if she's actually worried, I know she has to be, but I feel like she's trying to be strong for us. Does anyone have experience with this type of situation. How can I provide support to her without making her feel bad?

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