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How to Respond to Comments About Breast Cancer

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From "free boob jobs" to "the good cancer," sometimes people say the most outrageous things to women with breast cancer… and we know that you’ve probably heard them all. With the holidays coming up, you may run into people you haven’t seen in a while, and comments like these will inevitably fall out of someone’s mouth.

Outrageous Comments Final

So, what are you to do? Breastcancer.org guest blogger Tamara Shulman, Ph.D. gives her advice on responding to questions and comments about breast cancer when you find yourself in these uncomfortable situations.

To read the full list of outrageous comments, visit our The dumbest things people have said to you/about you thread. 

"Awkwardness doesn't happen because people don't love you; people just do not know how to talk about cancer." --Dr. Pamela Munster, medical oncologist


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