Thursday, May 15, 2014

Parenting with Cancer - May Chat

Twenty-nine participants, including survivors, children of women diagnosed with cancer and health care providers, joined us last night for our chat about parenting with cancer.

The topic questions were:
T1: What are some of the biggest worries when caring for children while in treatment?  What worried you most? 
T2: Where can patients and caregivers turn to for help? What resources have been most helpful for you or ur patients? 
T3: When in the process did you tell children/were you told about the DX? How does age impact timing and content? 
 T4: After being told, how often was cancer discussed? and how did you feel about that? 

T5: Looking back, what would you do differently when parenting during that time of your life? or that you now wish ur parents had done? 

 If were not able to join us you can still catch up on wonderful advice and information that was shared by reading the transcript here.

Scott Simpson: The Simpson Blog, Broadcaster Scott Simpson leaves Halifax, NS for London, ON to help his wife fight cancer and raise a baby.

I Wish Cancer Would Get Cancer and Die - Blog

ASCO's Parenting While Living With Cancer

Cancer Support Community's Parenting Through Cancer

The Hardest Conversation, article by Lisa Bonchek Adams

Parenting With Cancer

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer

MGH Parenting At a Challenging Time's (PACT) A Dozen Lessons Learned

MSKCC Parenting with Cancer On-line Support Group

NOCC's Communicating with Children

ACS's How Should Children Be Told That a Parent Has Cancer?

Cancer Care's Helping Children Understand Cancer: Talking to Your Kids About Your Diagnosis

The topic for our June 11th chat will be fertility and sexuality. Hope you can join us. 


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