10 Generous Things You Should Do For A Friend With Breast Cancer

When a friend tells you she has breast cancer, don’t just say, “Call me if you need anything.” “Just do it,” says one breast cancer survivor. “Rarely will some list off a bunch of tasks, and, really, it’s too much extra to think about.” Instead, just call and say, “I’m picking up your kids today at noon.” Or “I’m at the grocery store; what do you need?” Taking action and doing some things–without being asked–will make their lives easier during this stressful and scary time. According to the breast cancer survivors we talked to, here are the top 10 things you should do when a friend is facing this disease:

 

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    • Nancy

      Great advice!

    • Sara

      YES! Thank you for real advice. I think people get nervous or unsure of how they can help when a friend/family member/coworker gets diagnosed. The little day-to-day things like cooking and cleaning can seem trivial, but those are the things that often mean the most and that friend will always remember you were there to do it.