Struggling to find the right things to say, and terrified of saying the wrong thing, are common anxieties when you’ve witnessed someone you care about go through something as physically and mentally traumatic as a mastectomy.
Our advice — well, a stack of advice from friends and survivors of #TheNOODist — is to, above anything else, just be yourself. Sure, you might put your foot in a few times to begin with, but all your friend really wants is her fabulous friend.
It’s not an easy subject to navigate, especially if a friend or loved one has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, or is struggling with her journey, so we thought we’d try and explain a few of the basics
The fight against breast cancer has to be a joint effort between us, technology and science. Breast self-exams, clinical breast examinations, ultrasound or MRI, as well as the all-important mammogram — the theory is one of these types of screening will eventually pick up anything even remotely sinister. Our friends at www.breastcancer.org explain to #TheNoodist why the mammogram plays such an important role.