Cancer affects not only physical but also mental health. World Rose Day is celebrated every year on September 22 to raise cancer awareness and care for the mental health of cancer patients. This day is also celebrated in memory of 12-year-old cancer victim Melinda Rose from Canada. Melinda spent the last 6 months of her life spreading happiness in the lives of cancer patients living near her.
It is necessary to be strong in mind
Many years ago, when cancer was impossible to cure, the news of someone suffering from cancer was heartbreaking. With cancer treatment available, the problem doesn’t seem so dire anymore. However, if not treated in time, cancer becomes life-threatening. But the truth is that even now, beating cancer requires not only physical but also mental strength. Rose Day is also dedicated to this goal.
When we hear that someone has cancer, we immediately start making plans to meet and care for them. Because of the danger of disease, we do not understand how to start a conversation with a patient. Cancer not only affects the patient’s body, but also shakes his self-confidence.
What is World Rose Day?
Sometimes we choose the wrong words instead of comforting the patient, adding to his discomfort. World Rose Day is celebrated every year to increase the confidence of cancer patients and raise awareness about this disease. If you are also going to meet a cancer patient, keep some things in mind.
Here are 5 things to keep in mind before meeting a cancer patient
If you go and meet a cancer survivor, they will surely have an anecdote, which indicates how much they have hurt the people before them. That’s why it’s important to have a cancer label.
1 Think before you speak
There is a lot of power in your words. So think before you speak. 1 wrong word or sentence you say can ruin another person’s positive mood. Don’t say too many big things or even the words of big people in front of a cancer patient.
Because of this, they may feel that they are not able to fight cancer like big people. The wind shouldn’t be blowing in your face, but you should look bright.
2 Follow what they say
Many times, cancer patients are bored with cancer treatment that lasts all day. They feel normal when they talk here and there. So try to do only those things that they like. Try telling them funny anecdotes from your home or office. If they themselves want to talk about cancer, then talk only about this disease.
3 Don’t let your sorrow cry
Often, when visiting a patient, some people start talking about their illness. If you tell them about your headache, back pain, and back pain, it may bother them. Remember that they are facing a bigger problem than you. So instead of crying because of your sadness, increase their courage.
4 Avoid personal questions
Many times, when we visit cancer patients, out of curiosity we ask them about their personal life and other things. this is wrong. Give them the freedom to tell you about their caste, their life or their illness. Don’t ask questions about cancer. If they are talking to themselves about blood test results or other problems, try to listen like a good listener.
5 Do not discuss any appearance
These days, celebrities are posting their bald pictures of cancer survivors on social media. When visiting a cancer patient, do not discuss this type of cancer appearance at all.
Don’t even talk about hair loss or weight loss. He should not be compared to any other cancer patient.
If you want to say something positive, let her know that she looks stronger, more beautiful than before.