Talking to Children About a Breast Cancer Diagnosis


It may be difficult, but Dr. Gail Saltz thinks it is important to keep your kids informed about your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Children may sense something is troubling you and if you don’t let them know, they may think the problem is much greater than it is. Make sure to tell them in a non-alarming way, but be honest with them. It may be helpful to ask your oncologist, or even a mental health professional about what you can speak to your children about. Uncertainty about the future can make talking with children difficult, but giving them some initial reassurance can go a long way.

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