Welcome to Telling Kids About Cancer: A Support Tool for Parents. Telling children about a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming for any parent. This tool will support you every step of the way.
As a parent, it’s normal to want to protect your child from bad news. At first, you might think it’s better not to share the news that you have cancer with your child. But keeping your illness a secret will be difficult — and it may not be best for your child.
In each section of this site, you’ll find stories about real families dealing with cancer. You can listen to other parents talk about how they shared the news of their illness with their children — and how their children reacted. These stories can help you prepare to talk to your own children about cancer.
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