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How do I comfort my friend who just found out her teenage daughter has cancer?
18 doctors weighed in

Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
15 doctors agree
In brief: Listen and support
Listen to your friend and be there for support.
She may want to talk about the diagnosis and may not. Do not prod for information- let her share as much as she wants. Offer to run errands, do the grocery shopping or clean her house. Let her know you are there for her in whatever capacity she needs at the moment.

In brief: Listen and support
Listen to your friend and be there for support.
She may want to talk about the diagnosis and may not. Do not prod for information- let her share as much as she wants. Offer to run errands, do the grocery shopping or clean her house. Let her know you are there for her in whatever capacity she needs at the moment.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: COmpassion
Reassure her that cancer if discovered in early stage has a better prognosis than the one with metastasis.
There is a lot of treatment options like chemo or radiation depending on what kind of cancer she has. Prayers help a lot!

In brief: COmpassion
Reassure her that cancer if discovered in early stage has a better prognosis than the one with metastasis.
There is a lot of treatment options like chemo or radiation depending on what kind of cancer she has. Prayers help a lot!
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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