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Humour is ok....

When my best friend was going through her treatment I tried to keep things as real as possible for her and between us. The last thing somebody needs is seriousness all the time and people surrounding them with grey clouds when actually, making them laugh and keeping things as normal as possible can work a treat. At the end of the day, she is still my best friend and the same girl I grew up with. I knew what I could get away with! Her cancer was not going to change that. It had no chance x

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Hi everyone. Im a trained BMBA, Boots Macmillan Beauty Advisor . I volunteered to train with Macmillans to help ladies and gents with the visable signs of cancer treatments. Most Boots stores now have at least one BMBA in store and we are there for you. Free of charge and you can pop in or book an appointment. We dont judge , we dont pry but we love to help anyone who needs us. We can help you look and feel more like yourself again. Come and meet us. Karen xx Boots, Northwich , Cheshire.

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Bald is the new way to go for 2015.

I always smile, speak first. Then there's no awkward silence, that is to people I am being introduced too. But living in a Muslim country its hard, as there is no after care here no support like UK. People stop and stare, laugh one day I'd had enough, my comment was " Okay I'm bald but not blind or deaf, deal with it." I hold my head high and just carry on. I can beat this .....................

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Keep the children smiling

When we had to tell the children that Mummy was going to have to have a medicine to make her better but it would also make me loose my hair......we made a joke out of it straight away & told them that I would look like Harry Hill!! I also let them shave my head so they had made me bald before the drugs did. If our children could smile through such an awful time then so could we.

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Put yourself in their shoes.

If you are dealing with someone who is generally joking and laughing it is likely that is how they deal with their emotions. Don't be afraid to use humour and to laugh with them; being sensitive to someone's illness shouldn't mean you change your interactions with them. Just think about how you would like your friends to be with you if you were ill; chances are you will want them to carry on being fun and happy around you too!

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