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Lauren's story: how to support a friend through cancer

Someone close to you has just heard the words "you have cancer". What do you do? How do you best support them through cancer diagnosis and treatment while also taking care of yourself? In honour of Family Caregivers Month, Lauren openly shares her insights on caring for a friend, partner or family member who has cancer. DIAGNOSIS: How did your friend react to her cancer diagnosis? The night of Vicki finding out her diagnosis, she cried herself to sleep on my lap. After the in