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Annette Shares How Family Can Advocate For Loved Ones With Cancer (VIDEO)

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Annette, who has battled both ovarian cancer and breast cancer, shares how family and friends can advocate for a loved one with ovarian cancer.

Annette:
There’s something interesting that happens with loved ones when you get this disease because they have also been hearing the same myths and beliefs about this being a death sentence, and everybody is afraid. They are afraid for the woman; they are afraid for themselves.

"What will happen to us when mom dies" or you know, "when my sister is gone," "when my wife is dealing with this," and I try to encourage people to understand that not only is the woman with the cancer on a journey, but the people who are surrounding her are on a journey as well, and so it is the time to really think about what role do you want to have on this journey? Who are you and how can you make this journey something that you look back on and say, “This was the best that I could be.”

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