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Lions Roar : May 2015
AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE someone close to you will say, I have cancer, and you may struggle to respond in a compassionate and helpful way. The compassion part is easy—you will be sad, moved, and wish them the best in this difficult time—but compassion alone doesn’t inevitably lead to skillful behaviors. As a counselor of people coping with chronic illnesses, and someone living with cancer himself, I’ve found that if you want to be helpful to a cancer patient you need to have an understanding of what it’s like to live with cancer. That is the foundation for developing skillful behaviors. So when someone says to you, I have cancer, you’ll be more prepared to respond with com- passion and helpfulness if you understand these five aspects of life with cancer. 1. The Decision to Share a Diagnosis Many people struggle with whether to reveal their condition. I have cancer is more than a diagnosis. It’s an invita- tion into a cancer patient’s vulnerable world. For some, cancer results in only minor lifestyle changes. But for others, important decisions are required involv- ing chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, or doing nothing. Someone with cancer HEART & MIND When Someone You Love Has Cancer You want to be supportive, but it’s difficult to know how. STAN GOLDBERG on 5 things you’ll need to know about life with cancer. ©ISTOCK.COM/PEOPLEIMAGES Professor emeritus at San Francisco State Uni- versity, STAN GOLDBERG is the author of Leaning Into Sharp Points: Practical Guidance and Nurturing Support for Caregivers. SHAMBHALA SUN MAY 2015 21 CULTURE • LIFE • PRACTICE