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BC-070 What To Say And What Not To Say to Cancer Patients

BC-070 What To Say And What Not To Say to Cancer Patients

2020 - 01 - 06 | Author: Debra Melamed


Do you know someone that was recently diagnosed with cancer and you don’t know what to say? In this podcast, Jeanette Carbajal talks with Debra Nicholson, the Director of Community Outreach for Beatcancer.org to help you determine what not to say to cancer patients. The last thing you want to do is create guilt and shame to a patient and unwittingly impede their healing process. Jeanette teaches us how to come from a place of love and pure honesty at all times with any questions or suggestions we may give to a cancer patient. She covers topics like things you can say when you first find out, what not to say, suggesting treatment options, and what sympathetic vs. parasympathetic nervous system responses are. She suggests three questions you can ask to determine the values of your loved ones. If you are struggling to know what to say to a person in your life that was recently diagnosed, then this podcast is for you!

1:00 What you can say to any cancer patient
3:00 What is future tripping and how to avoid it
4:00 What to say instead of “Let me know if you need anything”
5:30 Knowing the “Rules of the House”
6:35 The 2nd most disempowering questions you can ask.
8:15 Helping the caregiver
9:00 How to choose treatments that align with values
10:00 Avoiding the comparison game
12:00 Loving unconditionally
14:00 Avoiding Facebook Ads & “The Gifting Suite”
16:00 Allowing grief to happen
18:00 Three things not to say to a cancer patient
20:00 Don’t be a mind reader
21:30 Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic nervous system responses and what they are
22:00 Learning to accept the diagnosis and denying the prognosis
24:00 How to avoid family controversy
24:30 Alternative vs. conventional cancer treatment options
26:00 3 things to understand about a cancer patient
28:00 Knowing your self worth as a cancer patient
29:00 Overcoming isolation
30:00 What you gain from group sessions
31:00 Why it’s important to find a professional to share your story and feelings with
32:00 Inviting a cancer patient to physical and outdoor activities
33:00 What to share on Facebook & creating your own group
35:00 Gifting plants & flowers

 


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About Jeanette
 
Jeanette Carbajal CHHC, CCC, is a speaker and life mentor to cancer patients and their caregivers. She helps high achieving professional women and caregivers that are recently
diagnosed. By providing individual coaching, personal caregiver support, Executive cancer coaching, and corporate cancer counseling, she helps patients and their caregivers reclaim their options, and create a healing roadmap for their families, career, and new lifestyle. Jeanette ultimately helps these women regain control in their lives once again.
Phone: (562)-964-8178

 

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