Dumb Things People Say to People With Cancer
One of CURE's followers on Facebook recounted this gem: "Do you think you got breast cancer because of sin?"
PUBLISHED: AUGUST 02, 2017
At Least It's The Good Kind
You're Gonna DIE!
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