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The Lies They Told Me

Posted on: March 28th, 2014 by
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When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, people lied to me. Oh, the lies came with the best intentions, sparked by genuine caring – and, of course, positive group-think. Before I ever met my oncologist, I called a cancer hotline. “I was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and I think I’m going to die,” I said. The person on the other end, a “survivor,” immediately reassured me Continue reading the story "The Lies They Told Me"

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Posted on: May 13th, 2011 by
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When I was going through breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, many people told me that "my" cancer was the best one to have because it was "easy to cure."
Some insensitive folks really don't understand the absolute loss of control. 



This posting is an excerpt from my upcoming book, Calling the Shots: Coaching Your Way Through the Medical Continue reading the story "Read More About this Post Here"