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M. Maitland DeLand

Radiation oncologist

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 Professional Advisory Board. She has dedicated her career to helping her patients and their families lead balanced and rewarding lives. For more information, visit:
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Helping Kids Cope During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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.
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