Talking to Kids About Cancer

Kristie L. Kahl

While never easy, opening the line of communication with children about a parent or caregiver’s cancer diagnosis can help children understand the process, and instill trust and empowerment throughout this journey.

In this episode of CURE Talks Cancer, we spoke with colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess and childhood development specialist Leslie Welch about how parents or caregivers facing a cancer diagnosis can have these tough conversations with children of any age – starting with a communication plan that entails the who, what, where, when, why and how.

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