Unfortunately cancer affects many people. 1 in 3 of us will suffer from it at some point. So there’s a very good chance you will know someone, maybe a family member or friend, who has been touched by it. If that’s the case currently then you may have decided to send them a card, note or flowers during this extremely difficult time. We however understand that writing a message to someone in these circumstances is also very difficult. Knowing the right thing to say and what to avoid can be a minefield to navigate.
There are a few different ways in which you can approach it. The most obvious is something non-committal, just wishing them well. This is the best option if you are concerned about causing any upset or ill feeling. You can also write something encouraging and uplifting though. The person suffering may feel down and depressed so reading an encouraging message may be beneficial. And possibly counterintuitively using humour is a good option. Although you must do so very carefully, if done right then a humorous message can be very effective. During a tough time having something funny to cheer you up can be a welcome from everything else that’s going on.
Whichever way you choose to go then use some of the example messages and wishes below. Also follow the tips for what to say and what not to say to ensure you avoid causing any offence.
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If you’re worried about how to start your card then just say something like “I’m so sorry I haven’t been in touch, I honestly just didn’t know what to say”.
These short and simple get well wishes for cancer are perfect if you’re not sure what to write in your card. Your words don’t have to be too long or eloquent as they convey the general idea, which is that you’re thinking of them and wishing them well.
Encouraging someone during a tough time like this is a good type of message to use. Using positive and uplifting words can help to raise their mood and give them a bit of extra strength, as well as reminding them they’re not fighting it alone.
Laughter is a great healer, but more importantly is fantastic for your mood. So if you can bring a bit of humour, maybe a smile to the face of person with cancer it will be warmly received and appreciated.
We hope that these get well wishes for cancer will have helped you when reaching out to someone who is unwell. Try to offer your support and be there for them – that’s what they really need at this time.