Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Recurrence or Progressive Illness
For a person with cancer, one of the hardest things to go through is when the cancer keeps growing during treatment or comes back after treatment. It is hard for their loved ones, too, including children and teens. Here we will try to help you understand what your children might be thinking and feeling, and share some ideas on how you may be able to help them through this time. Click on the topics below to get started.
- Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Recurrence or Progressive Illness
- How should I talk about cancer recurrence with my children and help them cope with it?
- What is a child’s greatest worry if a parent’s illness progresses?
- What about the “why” questions?
- How might my advancing cancer affect my child’s spirituality or religious faith?
- How do children react to the thought of a parent’s death?
- Isn’t having a positive attitude important in fighting the cancer?
- How can I help my child when I have so little energy?
- How will I know if my children need extra help?
- Will this experience leave my children with emotional scars?
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