Re-evaluate Friends After Cancer

Are all friendships worth saving?

When I was going through the worst of treatment for oral cancer, I had friends that disappeared….They sent a card.

When I got better, I asked one special friend what happened to her. She said it was too hard for her. Too hard for her????

Friends are great for the good times, but you nourish friends so they are there for you in the hard times. Needless to say, I re-evaluated my friendships; which ones to put time and energy into, and which not.

How about you?


By | 2016-10-14T15:18:20+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Making Life Meaningful|3 Comments

About the Author:

Eva Grayzel, a nationally recognized Master Storyteller and performance artist, was diagnosed at age 33 with stage IV oral cancer and given a 15% chance of survival. After regaining her deep vibrant voice, Eva applied her stage skills to communicate the depth of her experience in a unique and powerful way. For over a decade, Eva has captivated dental professionals worldwide using her story as a catalyst for change. She performed ‘Tongue-Tied’ Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience. A champion for early detection, Eva founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign, for which she was recognized by the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She is the author of ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ and ‘Mr. C the Globetrotter.’ In 2017, she created ‘My Story Legacy,’ a creative format to document family stories, life values and wisdom for future generations.


  1. Om Din February 26, 2012 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Cancer is an evil disease to watch. It robbed me of my dad just over a yaer ago and I really hate to see anyone have to say goodbye to someone they love.

  2. Vance Ruggerio March 2, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I have really learned some new things through your site.

  3. Becky Felton May 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I have stage IV floor of mouth cancer. I had surgery one month ago and start radiation and chemo in a couple of weeks. I’ve had amazing support from family, church community and friends. Two of my closest friends have been in touch on a daily basis. They send frequent phone texts, which was the only way I could communicate right after my surgery. They have made an effort to visit me at least twice a week. I owe my peace of mind to all the prayers and support I’ve received from so many.

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