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"