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I'm not sure if i believe that my friend has cancer?

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I'm not sure if i believe that my friend has cancer?

Postby weallere » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:13 pm

Talk to her parents, this girl obviously needs help. Her lying to you is to get sympathy and attention and her parents need to know how emotionally bad she is doing. If she were on chemo theres nothing she could do to hide that. and you wouldn't need "fake skin" to cover up anything from chemo (she obviously got it confused with radiation therapy). She needs some professional help, now, before she actually does something serious to herself or someone else for attention
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Postby bryne » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:28 pm

I knew someone who honestly did have brain cancer and can say with certainty that the cancer (along with the treatments) can really screw with their brains. She may think it's true, she may think it's okay to lie, she may just simply not know what the hell's going on. It's clear she's not telling the truth... as to why...? Who honestly knows.
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Postby fagin » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:29 pm

Why would she need fake skin to cover up the chemo, it doesn't do anything to your skin as it is given by injection, the only thing it does apart from making you very weak, sick and feeling terrible is make your hair fall out. My sister has just finished her chemo for breast cancer. Your friend sounds a very unhappy liar.
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Postby iver74 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:41 pm

Why not just ask if its true as you are hearing different stories from others.
she sounds like someone who need to have attention and she is using the cancer story for sympathy.
If she did sIit her wrists she would have scars, has she got any.
or can you ask someone in her family how she is, say that you are very concerned about her, and tell them what she has been saying.
it isnt normal behaviour, and she does need help, her family should be told about this.
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Postby mannix » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:44 pm

Why not just ask if its true as you are hearing different stories from others.
she sounds like someone who need to have attention and she is using the cancer story for sympathy.
If she did sIit her wrists she would have scars, has she got any.
or can you ask someone in her family how she is, say that you are very concerned about her, and tell them what she has been saying.
it isnt normal behaviour, and she does need help, her family should be told about this.
I know that this originally came from the UK spot of YA! So, I had to kind of set myself to a UK mindset while trying to understand the whole bit you wrote (I'm American but please don't hold that against me :))

Okay, this girl really needs psychiatric help. It saddens me, because if she really does have cancer of any kind, she's giving the rest of us (persons WITH cancer) a very bad name. It sounds like a lot, but just..."try" to support her and be a friend if you can stand it. Tell her parents what she's been telling you.
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Postby yates11 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 3:58 pm

This girl is not dealing with reality. In her mind she may believe what she is telling you.
Cancer does not go away unless treated by an oncologist. She is imagining these things
in her mind for a reason. She has some form of mental illness. Her brother & dad didnt react cause she didnt tell them anything. She is playing on you cause you are listening to her. Do you know her parents well enough to have a talk with them. As far as you making her admit it you wont. She needs to see a psychiatrist to deal with this. So this girl is lying to you whether she realizes she is lying or the mental illness is making her believe would be up to the doctors to decide. Parents should become more involved with daughters mental issues and take her to seek help.
Even if she is just plain lying as others users posted in their
answers there is still some form of a mental problem to come up with the symptoms she is describing.
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