October 3, 2018

Day 3 of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

While there is a growing awareness of the needs of cancer survivors, it seems to me that we could simplify the entire process by one important question … “how are you?”  The next step, which is not as simple, is to listen to the answer. When someone really listens to us and we are heard, we feel acknowledged and supported. I believe that the need to be seen no matter what we are feeling or going through is the most essential aspect of cancer care.  We don’t need to be told what to do, how to feel, what to think … we just need someone to listen.