Like so many other companies and individuals, cancer has affected the lives of family, friends and employees of Mr. Chain. This destructive disease is not just a current problem, but a future problem all of us will likely have to deal with at some point in our lives.
October is Breast Cancer and Liver Cancer Awareness Month, and October 18th is National Mammography Day. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. It is unfortunate that so many have experienced cancer or know a loved one that has. Cancer not only threatens the end of one’s life, but touches all aspects of existence.
If you know someone that has cancer, here are some things to keep in mind: 1) Listen; 2) Ask before you visit; 3) Offer to help with daily tasks; 4) Take your cues from your family member or friend. They may need to talk about the cancer; 5) Be mindful that different cancers and treatments will affect everyone differently; 6) Some may need to be on a special diet so consider something other than food as a gift. Puzzles, books, magazines, movies, are some great alternatives.
This information was taken from an article entitled “10 Tips for Supporting a Friend with Cancer”, by Valerie Banner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To read the complete article, go to https://www.mskcc.org/blog/10-tips-supporting-friend