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When I got cancer, everyone brought food. I finally told them what I really wanted

When I got cancer, everyone brought food. I finally told them what I really wanted

A tip from someone who’s been there: You don’t have to eat the chicken wings.

April 19, 2023, 9:11 AM CDT

By Julie Devaney Hogan, TODAY

My grandfather passed away when I was in middle school. I remember getting dismissed early from class, and heading to my grandparents’ house with my family and cousins, where within hours, the food started coming. 

Lots of it. 

Chicken pot pies, cookies, trays of macaroni — you name it — all arriving in tinfoil, and placed on the dining room table.

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What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

What Not to Say to Someone with Cancer

And seven lines that really help, from a woman who's heard them all.

Published: Apr 19, 2023

By Francesca Olsen, Oprah Daily

I was a 35-year-old mom of a toddler when I discovered I had breast cancer and my life was thrown into disarray. Through chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, I had a lot of love, help, and comfort in my life, but I also got used to hearing well-meaning platitudes that minimized my experience and dismissed the really complicated, messy parts of cancer treatment.

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Breast cancer 'thrivers' share the 5 things they wish people knew

Breast cancer 'thrivers' share the 5 things they wish people knew

The four women emphasized the importance of support after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Published: Oct 22, 2021

By Kerry Breen, TODAY

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to honor those affected by the disease, TODAY is highlighting the stories of those who are dealing with the illness.

NBC News' Donna Farizan spoke to a group of women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and were all at different stages in their fight with the disease.

The four women spoke candidly about what their experiences have been like, and shared tips on how people can best support loved ones diagnosed with breast cancer.

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