What to Say

Believing that the only wrong thing to say is nothing at all, patients and family caregivers offer perspective on words that can be helpful, and not so helpful.

13 Good Things to Say to Someone with Cancer

When a friend or family member is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to know what to say or do. Sadly, this sometimes translates into saying nothing at all. Every relationship is different, so there a...

World Caring Day is June 7

World Caring Day on June 7 is an opportunity for everyone to practice caring, which is needed now more than ever. An initiative of CaringBridge to mark 25 years of supporting people on health journey...

What to Say to Someone With Breast Cancer

Finding out someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer can be a shock. It’s normal to feel like a deer-in-the-headlights and stumble over the right ways to show support when someone is dealing wi...

How to Gently Explain Cancer to a Child

Explaining a loved one’s cancer diagnosis to a child can be challenging. What do you say? How do you answer their questions? To help you with these questions, we asked an expert on the topic to offe...

How to Tell Your Family You Have Cancer

If you are diagnosed with cancer, it can feel stressful and daunting trying to find the words to say, especially to those who are closest to you.  During this time it’s important to remember th...

What to Write in a Get Well Card

A handwritten get well card is a sweet and simple gesture that can make a big difference to someone going through a health struggle. Taking the time to actually write something by hand shows how much ...

28 Heartfelt Thank You Messages for Nurses

Nurses are truly superheroes. They brave the front lines for us so we don’t have to. We asked our Facebook followers to share some gratitude messages for nurses, and hundreds of responses flooded in...