Telling your children about your illness
Telling your child about your illness may be difficult because you find it hard to accept the diagnosis or you worry about scaring your child. Hiding this type of secret may actually be even more harmful. We’ve asked Dr Boinon to provide some guidance on helping you find the right words.
Dealing with family and friends
Knowing how to ask family and friends for help
Choosing a close friend or relative to talk to
When should you tell your close friends and relatives about your diagnosis?
Talking about cancer with close friends and relatives
How to get help?
How to detect when a child is distressed?
How and when to explain your cancer to your child
What to explain to your child about your cancer
How to handle the questions from your child about your cancer?
Dealing with loved ones