A compilation of some bizarre and occasionally hilarious things people actually said to people with MBC.

A compilation of some bizarre and occasionally hilarious things people actually said to people with MBC.

[Sorry, I can’t embed the video; you’ll have to click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fluBsPbP68 ]

My friend Janis asked people with metastatic breast cancer to share their nominations for the dumbest things people had said to them about their illness.

I have to say I am pretty lucky. I’ve heard of few of these, but people have been exceedingly thoughtful and compassionate. But as you can see, that’s not the case for everyone!

Did we miss any?

Dumb Stuff People Say to People With Metastatic Breast Cancer…

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9 thoughts on “Dumb Stuff People Say to People With Metastatic Breast Cancer…

  1. absolutely brilliant – stoopid stuff people say, music and graphics! thank you – now we need some clever retorts. just thinking the graphics for those could be stunning (pun intended).

    love, XOXO,

    Karen, TC

  2. That’s terrific! I had to laugh. I got the essiac tea suggestion today. God love ‘em they’re well-meaning (usually).

    My favorite was the young grocery clerk who dug himself a deeper hole with every question he asked me. A compete stranger, asking for my diagnosis and prognosis while scanning my cereal.

  3. Knot Telling says:

    Excellent! This sparked a wonderful conversation on my Facebook page, and inspired my next post. Thank you.

  4. […] I posted the video “Dumb Stuff People Say to People With Metastatic Breast Cancer” from I Hate Breast Cancer on the Telling Knots, the 30% Facebook page. An interesting conversation […]

  5. This is great! I stopped counting at 12, the same things said to me, I didn’t realize it was so universal. :) Like Kate, I had a similar thing happen to me while scanning my groceries, the fellow started out with “no one dies of breast cancer anymore” … fortunately he only had two feet to put in his mouth. I hope I set him straight, just a little.

  6. bethgainer says:

    Oh my gosh! People say the darndest things. I’ve had some doozies myself.

  7. Carol Marrero says:

    This is so true. Thanks for making me :)

  8. The dumbest thing someone has said to me: “You must not have prayed with enough of a sincere heart. God will cure you if you just ask with pure intent.” … and…. that’s not all. There’s this one… “Don’t worry. I’ll pray for you. God listens to me! He has cured others I’ve prayed for.” Not only is this line of advice dumb, but it’s downright demeaning, insulting and arrogant, But need I say? Blasphemous!

  9. […] June 19th, 2013, I posted the video “Dumb Stuff People Say to People With Metastatic Breast Cancer” from I Hate Breast Cancer on theTelling Knots, the 30% Facebook page. An interesting conversation […]

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