For Friends & Family
A page for friends and adult family of parents with cancer
I was the only patient on the oncology floor who was born after President Kennedy was shot.
Her Channel profiles Jen Singer about her web site, ParentingWithCancer.com.
Are you a friend or family member of a parent with cancer who isn’t sure how you can help? Or maybe you’re a patient or spouse who could use a gift card for groceries, for the kids or just for fun (of which there is a terrible deficit during chemo, right?). The Cancer Card Xchange is […]
I never thought that explaining cancer to my child would be scarier than discussing gun violence
by Lisa Adams I met a woman who told me something shocking. It wasn’t that she’d had breast cancer. Or had a double mastectomy with the TRAM flap procedure for reconstruction. Or that she’d had chemotherapy. What made my jaw literally drop open was her statement that she has never told the younger two of […]
My sons were six week-old and 3 1/2 years-old when I was diagnosed. I think my first emotion was freaked out and scared!
Are you wondering where your friends and family went since you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? Feeling all alone despite the kids’ hugs? Don’t worry, it’s not you. Here are a few reasons why folks tend to disappear when you have cancer, and how to ask the people you love for the help you need: Why […]