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Found out my close childhood nextdoor neighbor has the big C and my mom called me for support, but my siblings don't know yet :( glad she told me, but sad and wish I could talk with my siblings. It's not my place to share - I shouldn't even know - but woof it's a lot to process solo

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The first thing I would so is call my sister and tell her not to tell anyone but....siblings are like spouses. You can tell them secrets and it doesn't count.


You’re a good friend for caring. I’m recovering from cancer now. It’s not necessarily the death sentence it once was, but certainly she will go through a lot. Having supportive friends message me online was comforting. There is a lot of downtime during cancer treatments.


Cancer? How bad?

That’s so hard. I hope things go well for her!


One childhood friend died of colon cancer in early 2019, another is in very bad shape with rare bone cancer, and the sister of another close childhood friend died within 4 months of diagnosis of bone cancer in late 2019. I am only 32. It has been very hard to process. I hadn’t been close with any of them in adulthood, but it really shook me. Take time for yourself. For a while I felt silly for being so torn up about it since we weren’t close in adulthood. Your feelings are valid and I hope you can talk with your siblings about it soon.

Thank you - also I lost my cousin to bone cancer in high school so I know how ugly and hopeless that diagnosis feels. Hang in there


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