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who to tell, and how(stage 4) - Sunday, June 15, 2014 6:51 AM
After finally adjusting to the stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis, although not fully, I'm wondering..what's the appropriate way to tell people, to explain or not explain any details, etc. I'm finding that after I returned to work, I was getting questions like,"how many treatments will you get", and "good prognosis?". I'm realizing that these people haven't had the breast cancer education that I have had in recent months. I don't want to disclose details, and I really would rather not discuss it with some of these people, as they are not what I would classify as good friends. Also, when running into old friends and acquaintances, not sure what to say, if anything. Does anyone have any suggestions? Sometimes people can be insensitive, although not intentionally, I think. I would rather people just treat me the same, and let's talk about something else! I've been saying things like "one day at a time".... Thanks for any input Jeanmac

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