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How to tell children about cancer?

8 Feb 2018 14:53

Hi all,

It’s the news you hope you’ll never have to give, but what do you say to your children when you’re facing cancer?

At a time when you’re trying to get your head around a diagnosis – maybe yours, your partner’s or a parent’s – how do you break it to the kids? And where? When? Should you tell them at all?

This article, with insight from our very own Nurse Martin, is a great guide – How do I tell my children about cancer?

Let us know what you think.  

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Re: How to tell children about cancer?

8 Feb 2018 17:09 in response to Moderator Helen

What a great article, with sensible advice.

This question often crops up both on here and on the CRUK HAV roadshow. 

Thanks for pointing us towards it.