Talking to Kids about Cancer

June 19, 2019
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Many families struggle with what to tell children when a parent or loved one is diagnosed with cancer, and instinctively try to protect them from the uncertainty, fear and feelings of powerlessness that often come with this life changing diagnosis. But the reality is that children, even very young children, can feel the impact of an illness on a family. In this episode, we talk about breaking the news of a cancer diagnosis to children, talking to them about the impact on their lives and helping them cope with all the changes through which they are living. Our guests are author, cancer survivor and mother Donia Youssef and Carissa Hodgson, Program Manager at Gilda’s Club Madison, Wisconsin.