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Talking With Your Children About Cancer

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Talking about cancer can be overwhelming. We want to help guide you and your family through this time. If you are still adjusting to the news of a cancer diagnosis, you may have concerns about causing your children distress. Your first reaction may be to even delay having the conversation all together – these feelings are normal and very common.

But keeping it a secret in the family is hard to do and having a simple and honest conversation with your children can actually help them feel and function better. Whether you have toddlers or teens, this resource (.pdf) will help you begin conversations and help your children understand their emotions.

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