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  • How to tell your Mum...

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    Helena

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    My brother has a very poor prognosis with inoperable esophageal cancer, we are going to tell our Mum together, tomorrow.

    From experience, is there a tried and tested gentle way to break this news?  Mum is elderly and not in good health.  

    Thank you.

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  • Hannah11

    Hi Helena, 


    Welcome to the Online Community. I'm sorry to hear about your brother's prognosis and all you are going through as a family. Its understandable that you'd like to break the news to your mum in the kindest way. We have some information around telling a loved one that we can share with you that may be useful. 

     - https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/diagnosed/family-friends/difficult-conversations

     - https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/help/support/diagnosed/family-friends/reactions


    We hope that others may be able to share their experiences in sharing their news with family members and friends. 


    We are here for you if you would ever like to talk. 

    Take care,


    Hannah - Support Line Officer

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