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How to Help a Child Deal With A Parent’s Cancer Diagnosis: Part 1

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It is normal for families facing a new diagnosis of cancer to be upset and worried about this crisis. For families with young children, or teens, there is also the concern about how children will react to a diagnosis of cancer in a family member. Here we discuss how to help children understand and deal with a parent or close family member’s cancer diagnosis.

Children Can Also Benefit From Hospice & Palliative Care

Terminal illness does not discriminate age. According to the Annual Summary of Vital Statistics (2009), there were 26,531 infant deaths in the United States. That is a death rate of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births. Everyday families are left heartbroken from the news that their child has a terminal illness or condition. The Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Coalition partnered with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHCPO) and are working to extend hospice services to children.

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