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BY Marissa Henley

When a friend faces cancer, she will probably endure many experiences that are unique to cancer patients. The uniqueness of these experiences can make it difficult to know how to support her. One such experience is the hair loss caused by some chemotherapy treatments.

I know friends are eager to provide compassionate support when someone loses her hair. I’ve been the friend wanting to give support, and I’ve been the one staring...

Cancerwise blog post: Marissa Henley and her sons

BY Marissa Henley

My friends bought me paper plates for my 34th birthday, and it was the most perfect gift. The day before, I had been diagnosed with a rare...

BY Marissa Henley

As a cancer survivor, I hear this often: “My friend was just diagnosed with cancer. How can I show my support? I’m so afraid I’ll say or do...