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CANCER IN A FAMILY

CHILDREN AND CANCER
Cancer can develop to people of all ages including children. However, cancer in children is rare compared to adults. Depending on a family, news of cancer in a family can affect every member of the family (children or adults).

No one is ever prepared to hear that their child has a life-threatening illness, so news of cancer in a child or teenager can be a devastating blow to parents and other family members. Depending on the personality and age of a child, children and teenagers often respond to news of a cancer diagnosis with a range of emotions, and sometimes they reflect those of their parents.

Upon hearing the diagnosis of cancer in a child, it is common for parents (family members) to feel shocked, disbelief, sadness, guilt, and anger and for some weeks it can be overwhelming. While going through such episode in life, it can help to talk to your child`s doctor, nurses, social workers, and psychologist.”


CANCER TO A FAMILY MEMBER
When a family member has cancer, sometimes families can be very concerned about how young children will react to a diagnosis of cancer in a family member depending on different reasons including closeness kids have with the sick family member. As hard as it might be to think about how children will react to the news of illness, that burden may be eased in some way by taking steps to help them cope and prepare for anything that may happen as some stages of cancer are terminal”.

TACASO is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem, and improving the lives of those living with cancer

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address: Dar Es Salaam - Tanzania
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phone: +255 757 120 337

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