Hi there, You’re not alone, friend. My twin (23f) was just diagnosed with skin cancer so I understand how afraid you must be. Do you have any support or friends to help you during this time? Please let me know if you’d like a buddy to talk to. you don’t have to go through this alone, I promise.
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Hi everyone! I didn’t really expect I would ever join a forum like this, but here I am. I hope you’re all doing okay today. My (23F) beautiful twin sister (23F) found out she has early skin cancer. She had it cut out but it’s still there, and now she has started treatments. The problem is … no one cares. Our friends don’t ever check on her at all. I have to prompt my friends to ask if she’s doing okay. She’s not. One of the first things they did was make a joke about her dying young, laughing about how “out of pocket” (dark humoured) they could be about it. I shouldn’t have to ASK her friends to check on her. She is genuinely struggling and even mentions that she cares more about the fact that they don’t care about her more than the cancer. She just spent the day comforting one of them because they didn’t get a big birthday surprise … they haven’t even asked how her treatment is going. How do I support her? I’m so angry and upset. How can people be so selfish? She is my twin and best friend. I don’t want her to suffer anymore. Thanks for taking the time to read this, everyone.
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.