How Should I Talk About My Lung Cancer?

I’m not a social person but it doesn’t bother me. When I was diagnosed with lung cancer, I became even more isolated. One reason is that I didn’t know how to talk to people about my cancer. Later, I also noticed that my colleagues didn’t know how to talk to me either. How can I talk comfortably with people, especially those don’t have cancer?https://lungcancer.net/living/talking-about-my-cancer/

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My friend HaoPei (斐皓) is a Stage 4 lung cancer patient, 37 years old. This picture was taken by him when he traveled in rural China after his diagnosis.

2 thoughts on “How Should I Talk About My Lung Cancer?

  1. I hope that more people read your posts. Those words truly come out of your heart. You make people learn a thing or two. So, keep it up.

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    1. Only when you get this disease, you understand what stigma is. The article aimed at 2 types of people: 1) Chinese who think lung cancer is like death sentence, and thus don’t talk about it in front of patients; 2) For non-Chinese, it’s not known what lung cancer is about. To talk about lung cancer is very important.

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