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Ask Amy: Cancer diagnosis could bring wrong kind of 'help'

Ask Amy: Cancer diagnosis could bring wrong kind of 'help'

Dear Amy: There is a strong likelihood that I am going to be diagnosed with cancer soon, when test results come back. My husband and I are trying to consider what this will mean for our family. If I do have cancer, my parents will want to come out to where we live and "help." I'm close with my parents, but I have never found them to be helpful in a crisis. Over the past few years, they have started to have difficulty traveling (one is afraid of flying; the other is afraid of driving on highways). Our house is small and doesn't easily accommodate guests, and staying in a hotel for the long term would be too expensive. Their way of being "helpful" is also...

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