When bad things happen in our lives, it can be tempting to keep them to ourselves, deal with them privately and hope that we’re able to otherwise carry on with our day-to-day lives. However, when it comes to a life-changing diagnosis like cancer, keeping secrets can do more harm than good. Here are three reasons keeping your cancer diagnosis a secret is a bad idea:
1. Those that are close to you may want/need to be involved. Allowing others to help support you can be therapeutic — for you and them.
A desire for privacy is understandable and should be honored and respected. However, for those who love the cancer patient, watching someone they care about struggle, without any explanation, can be very difficult. Allowing others to serve and be a part of one’s cancer journey can provide comfort not only to the patient, but to friends and family, who will need to process their own emotions and anxieties.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Percy McCray Jr