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This may seem like an odd topic when discussing cancer, but cancer bullying is surprisingly prevalent – and it needs to stop! In my time going through cancer, and since recovery, I’ve discovered that there is a little-known – yet highly-destructive – phenomenon called, Cancer Bullying.
This manifesto is intended to shine light on the many forms cancer bullying can take, and why they are detrimental to those experiencing cancer.
Types of Cancer Bullying
Cancer bullying comes in many forms, but in this manifesto I’ll go into these four main types of cancer bullying:
- Treatment choices (aka, East vs West)
- Emotions & boundaries
- The cancer pissing contest (aka, My cancer is worse)
- Nit-picking over words, names and references
All of them are pervasive, and some – ironically – sprout from good intentions, and can even come from our loved ones.
I dedicate this Anti-Bullying Cancer Manifesto to all past, present and future cancer warriors.