When Margaret W. Smith -- mother, wife, soldier, and marathoner -- had a double mastectomy at age 29 as a preemptive strike against cancer, she chose not to reconstruct. She says it was the smartest decision she ever made.
9 Things Never to Say to Friends Battling Cancer: NUMBER ONE: you know more about their illness than they do. Be supportive, not a know-it-all, especially if you've never been diagnosed with the very same cancer.
This handy little checklist is designed to help make your chemo days a little easier. These are some of the tips & tricks I gathered from my own experience with chemo. If you find it helpful, please share!