Questions Children Ask About Cancer

By Hollye Harrington Jacobs

Since the time of my diagnosis of FBC (F-bomb breast cancer), we have talked openly with our five-year-old daughter about both the disease and its treatment.

While the personal nature of this circumstance made the conversations emotionally challenging, my professional experience as an adult and pediatric hospice nurse and social worker gave me both the tools and confidence to ensure that we gave her the developmentally appropriate answers.

Since our original conversation with her, we have encouraged her to ask questions. Over the course of my treatment, she has revisited a lot of her original questions as well as asked new ones. For example, the other day while driving her to camp, she asked, “Do you think that your cancer will come back?” GULP.

Full story at Huffington Post

Published by

Will Savage

Quantum Units Continuing Education provides online CEU training's to licensed professional mental health therapists, counselors, social workers and nurses. Our blog provides updates in the field of news and research related to mental health and substance abuse treatment.