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Being Upfront About Cancer: telling your children

Our friends at the Breast Cancer Network of Australia (BCNA) have recently released a really great podcast that discusses how to go about telling your kids that you or your partner have received a cancer diagnosis. The podcast is a really open about the...

How to Explain What Cancer is to Your Child When Your Partner Has It

How you explain what cancer is and the type of information you give your child will depend on their age, how much they can understand and what they want to know. Here are some tips:

How to Explain What Cancer is to Your Child When Your Partner Has this...

Supporting young people through end of school exams

Hi all, With the end of school exams (called the HSC here in NSW) and trial exams coming up, what kind of tips and strategies do you use to help your child get through when dealing with the added stress of cancer?

People not understanding

I've touched on this before, my daughter and I are living away from home as she gets leukaemia treatment in Townsville. Both her and I talk to social workers a lot but I feel that they don't really understand how a 20 year old feels especially when she...

For young adults aged18-20

Not being enough support for this age group

Cooking for kids during and after cancer treatment

I found this really great article about cooking for kids who are currently undergoing or have gone through cancer treatment and thought I would share.

"Cooking for kids undergoing cancer treatment poses its own unique set of challenges. These kids will...

How School Can Help Your Child When They Have Cancer

It’s important to let your child’s school know about their cancer diagnosis and treatment. School staff can support your child (and any siblings at the same school), and make special arrangements with their assessments at this challenging time. Once the...