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The truth is, telling your children that you have cancer
will likely be harder for you than it is for them.

How to Tell Your Kids That You Have Cancer
7 Essential Questions You’ll Need to Answer

by Barbara J. Golby, LCSW-R

For any parent diagnosed with cancer, how your diagnosis will affect your children is a top con­cern. This is especially true for parents of young children or teenagers still living at home. Not wanting to worry or upset them, many parents feel unsure about how to tell their children they have can­cer. Some even question whether they should discuss it with their children at all.

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Your Relationship When Treatment Ends

by Karen Kayser, PhD, MSW

When cancer hits home, it can often bring couples closer together. But what happens when treatment ends? Do you still need support? What about your partner? What kind of new challenges will the two of you face?

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What Do We Tell the Kids?

by Katelyn Uyehara, MSW, LICSW

When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, one of their first major concerns is what to tell the kids. Unfortunately, the impact of a cancer diagnosis is one of many things in life you can’t shelter your children from. What you can do, how­ever, is give them tools to cope with and adjust to this new challenge.

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