Your support system matters. Unfortunately, not everybody has one. If you have friends and family, please ask them to be around when you're going through any kind of cancer diagnosis or treatment.
A lot of people take inspiration from actress and writer Jill Kargman, and how she handled a bout with melanoma, finding out she was at risk for developing breast cancer, and deciding to get a prophylactic mastectomy. Not everyone has a famous friend, but Jill said the support of her inner circle – like her ex-sister-in-law Drew Barrymore – made her experience with the disease bearable. “The summer when I had my surgery she was really, really there for me,” Jill says. “Even when she had to go to LA, she’d send flowers everyday, and text me, and check in on me. Those types of relationships … they just kept checking in on me. And it made me feel so taken care of.”Read More