Talking about cancer is difficult because it involves intense emotions and topics that couples may not wish to discuss. However, keeping the lines of communication open provides vital support at this difficult time.
Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.
According to research that will be presented at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium, 64% of parents with advanced cancer chose life-extending treatments, indicating that having children is an important factor in treatment decision-making.
New Strategies to Improve Quality of Life for Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers From the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting
Researchers are continuing to find new ways to reduce the side effects of treatment and improve quality of life. Get highlights of five studies presented today at the ASCO Annual Meeting.