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What to Say

When you learn that someone has a terminal illness it may be confronting. It may make you think about your own life and how you will one day face the thought of dying.

You may be worried about what to say and what not to say to the person who is ill. You may feel uncomfortable being with someone who is obviously unwell. If you have already experienced the loss of a loved one this may affect how you are feeling now. There is no proper or right thing to say. Being with someone and being willing to listen is the most important thing that you can do.

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Last updated 03 October 2013*