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The Conversation Continues: What to Say to Someone Who Is Ill


In The New York Times This Life column, 'You Look Great and Other Lies', Bruce Feiler shares what he learned after his diagnosis and treatment for bone cancer. Bruce describes the gestures and words that are helpful and offers cautions about what not to say/do when someone you care about is ill.

In a previous post, originally published in Parade magazine, Jessie Gruman, President and Founder of the Center for Advancing Health, recommends ways you can help when someone has cancer. She draws on her own experience with four cancer diagnoses.

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