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This section provides information on the following topics:
Information on the importance of communication as it relates to spouses and partners, friends and family members, children and parents.
Learn how to talk with someone who has cancer, whether it's a spouse or partner, a teenager, a child, or a grandchild.
Many parents think they can protect their child by not telling them about the cancer diagnosis. However, experts agree that even young children should be told the truth. This article provides information on what children of different ages are likely to understand.
A child with cancer changes the family dynamics, which can be especially difficult for the healthy siblings. This article provides information on common emotions experienced by siblings, common behaviors observed in siblings, tips on helping siblings cope, and resources for parents and siblings.
The physical and emotional changes brought on by cancer can change dating and sexual relationships for single adults. This article provides information on dating, new relationships, and talking about and developing sexual intimacy.
Information on protecting the rights of the person with cancer and his or her family and information for employees.
Practical tips on how to cope with the holiday season when you or your family member is dealing with a serious illness such as cancer.