I think my friend is lying about cancer
January 12, 2013 12:18 PM Subscribe
I have a friend who recently told everyone we know that she has been diagnosed with stage two cancer. After each doctors visit, she added new information. She told us that it was stage 2 and aggressive. Then, she told us that it had spread to the lymph nodes and more tumors were found and then that she had cancer in both her breasts. Because she is 43 years old I learned that my friend faced a hard road ahead. I learned that the younger you get it the harder the fight. I gave her money as did my other friends . She was given a lot of attention, as could be expected. Some of us promised to shave our heads in preparation for her hair loss. She said, " You shouldn't do that. Don't be so sure I won't just require natural treatments after the masectomy " I thought that she was being sort of overly optimistic since she said it had spread to her lymph nodes.
posted by azuvmeod to human relations (81 answers total)
A month after she said she had a double masectomy she came to visit . She seemed completely fine. She told me that the cancer hadn't really spread and that the doctors got it all. She told her she didn't require any follow up treatment. She also said they conducted further testing and told her that the cancer only had a 5 percent chance of coming back.
I asked around and googled quite a bit .Everything I heard or read seems to indicate that this is, at best, highly unusual. My friend has a full head of hair and looks healthier than ever. She tells me that she isn't in need of any treatment and is "cured." She isn't the most honest person but I can't see her making up cancer. I feel guilty for suspecting her and just want to know if her stories are true.
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