I just found out my mom's been coughing up blood, and is making light of it. She has a doctor's appointment but is still going to work. She thinks it might be because of a cold. My grandmother (mom's mom) had a habit of hiding illness too. She ended up having leukemia.
Do people you know tend to hide their illnesses from their families and loved ones?
How do you go about telling them that illness isn't something to be ashamed of, and that being open about it can help them?