Helping a child to understand cancer

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The US website Cancer.Net offers advice to help a child understand cancer. They say: “For most parents, few things are as frightening as hearing from the doctor that your child has cancer. Parents are dealing with their own fears and confusion at this time. Yet, they must also face the task of helping their child understand his or her diagnosis.”

It suggests what to tell your child based on their age and is broken up into age-appropriate sections including:

  • aged 0-3,
  • aged 3-7,
  • aged 7-12, and
  • teenagers.

Cancer Advisor has a range of resources for parents of children with cancer, but we are always looking for more content. Please join our community to leave a comment. You can also share your personal story or recommend a resource to help other people facing cancer. 

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