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When someone tells you they have cancer, the response is simpler than you think

This essay, by Maria Coletta McLean, originally appeared in The Globe and Mail on January 3, 2020. I have cancer. Please don’t start telling me about your friend/neighbour/co-worker’s experience with cancer. Please, don’t say, “Oh, so many people have cancer of some sort or another. You’ll be fine. My cousin’s wife …” I know you … Read more