Choose Wisely


If you’ve just been diagnosed, you may want to be alone with the information for a while before figuring out how to tell someone else. When you’re ready, share what’s going on with someone you trust. Find a grounded, emotionally strong and supportive person. This is such a highly private, intimate and emotionally charged diagnosis. People can hardly say the word “cancer” let alone “breast” and “nipple!” It’s a crucial time to find how you and others will cope.

Don’t run around telling the world you’re having a biopsy. Some folks thrive on drama. They’re the ones who’ll tell you horror stories, warnings, and worry for you instead of providing strength. Chose with whom you share wisely.

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