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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

January 6, 2020 | 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 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