I can relate to some of what you said but as my diagnosis is close to three years ago the memory and the impact of responses has faded . When it is still new it seems shocking and thoughtless AND it is ! In time you may forgive and even forget .People in general mean well but somehow often end up doing more harm than good by making inane comments . I think it springs from ignorance because they have not really listened well . As you say ,in time some may learn to understand .
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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.