Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer

When a person is diagnosed with cancer, the entire family, including the children, are also affected. Children may feel scared, anxious, angry, guilty, sad, or may feel that they are being left out. They may express their needs and feelings in various ways.

Most of these children will benefit from psychosocial support.

The following are some ways on how adults can provide support for children when a family member is diagnosed with cancer:

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