Article written by tambre

I help cancer survivors and caregivers to move from surviving to thriving.

6 responses to “Suffering in Silence”

  1. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A.

    I was surprised to see you know who JC is! Of course, those of us who have been watching the DC area news are well familiar with her. She is also not the first newscaster in this area to try to bring awareness by sharing her story.
    And, Sharon Epatha Merkerson did a fantastic job of bringing awareness and pathos to the story of a woman suffering from cancer on Law and Order…

  2. PeggyLee Hanson

    Also recently, Kathy Bates came out of the closet with her diagnosis; however, now understand she has “recovered” nicely at this point. It certainly does hit home when a celebrity, although we do not personally know them, announce they have cancer, and applaud them for raising the awareness. What a heavy burden keeping that secret must have been, Tambre….

  3. Roberta Budvietas

    Intriguing how we can give celebrities sympathy but are uncertain how to handle the next door neighbor or a workmate. When a staff member and I were both diagnosed withing a day of each other as possibly having breast cancer, two of the males in the office decided we should both go home until we were better.
    We need to realize that suffering comes more because of how people treat us than the actual disease or condition.

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