There are friends that drop off a care package, and there are friends you can call at 2am. A cancer diagnosis often results in tricky dynamics in our relationships, whether it’s with our significant others, family members, or friends. Some relationships are not built to withstand a cancer diagnosis, while others become stronger and closer as a result. This episode of TCPP dives into the many ways our relationships are impacted by a cancer diagnosis, in both good and challenging ways. We hear from a number of listeners about their experiences, and learn helpful tips for how to approach sensitive dynamics, set boundaries, and communicate effectively when relationships are on the line. Plus, how good intentions can backfire when it comes to relationships (hello, toxic positivity!)

Resources:

How Cancer Affects Your Relationships: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/how-cancer-affects-relationships

Send It Foundation Adventure Programs: https://www.senditfoundation.org

Toxic Positivity: https://thepsychologygroup.com/toxic-positivity/


This episode of The Cancer Patient podcast was made possible by Send It Foundation. Send It provides free outdoor adventures such as skiing, surfing, mtn biking, and backpacking for young adult cancer survivors. The mission of the Send It Foundation is to inspire positivity, courage, and gratitude in young adult cancer survivors by creating a vital community through shared experience. 

The Cancer Patient Podcast is produced by Layla Moheimani and engineered by Layla Moheimani and Isaiah Ashburn. Our executive producers are Katie Schou and Caroline Schou. Theme music written and performed by Heritage Park.

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