How do you tell friends, family, co-workers, and others your loved one has been diagnosed with a brain tumor? While difficult, sharing this news is important to the care of your loved one.
Every conversation will vary depending on the relationship and what you and your loved one are comfortable with sharing.
- When speaking with young children, it may help to use a stuffed animal or doll.
- Share as much information as you feel each person can deal with.
- Allow people to ask questions, but answer with what you are comfortable sharing.
There are some conversations that while difficult are important to have prior to treatment and both the patient and caregiver should be a part of them from the beginning.