Avenues Becoming Your Own Advocate

Talking to Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

You have just received a diagnosis of cancer. You probably tell your husband or wife and your closest friend, but when do you tell your children? And what do you tell them? You are feeling stunned and shaken…how can you possibly help them deal with what is clearly going to be a life-changing event? Explaining cancer to a child is difficult and requires thoughtfulness, compassion, and some understanding of how children of different ages deal with trauma.