Amy Robach & Andrew Shue Tackle How to Talk to Someone With Cancer (VIDEO)

Cancer is this massive thing that so many people have to face, whether they're battling it themselves or supporting a friend or loved one who is facing his or her own fight. When Good Morning America anchor and New York Times bestselling author Amy Robach was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, she found that some reactions were far more helpful to her than others.

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It's so easy to default to pity when you hear of such a terrible thing happening in the life of someone you love, but Amy talks about how sometimes, too much pity makes you feel like you're "in a receiving line for your own funeral." 

Instead, she suggests offering a more positive energy. 

"I loved when people walked up to me with just positive energy and a big smile on their face ... When people just said, 'You got this. You look great. I'm so proud of you. How are you doing?' with smiles ... that was huge."

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Amy talks more about her journey with breast cancer in her new memoir, Better: How I Let Go of Control, Held On to Hope, and Found Joy in My Darkest Hour, but for now, check out Amy and Andrew Shue's advice on comforting someone with cancer:

 

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