Many moms and dads dive into research and read everything they come across. There is no right way to handle news of this nature. The moment illness strikes, life becomes split into two sections: before and after. And it's normal to yearn to get back to before. Before was a time of blissful unawareness.
M. Maitland DeLand
M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. is a radiation oncologist, specializing in the treatment of cancer in women and children. She is a leader in her field and the founder and former owner of OncoLogics, Inc., a group of clinical cancer practices throughout Louisiana. Dr. DeLand serves as chairman of the Health Education Authority of Louisiana and a member of the Breastcancer.org Professional Advisory Board. She has dedicated her career to helping her patients and their families lead balanced and rewarding lives. For more information, visit: www.DeLandBooks.com.
Caregivers do their best to guide parents as they struggle to talk with their children about cancer, but misunderstanding, denial, and apprehension often distort the communication process. Frustration and fear can build up as parents respond to their child's curiosity with hesitation. Parents must provide appropriate information about cancer to gain the confidence they need to do the best they can for their child.
10/10/2013 12:37 EDT
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