For a parent with cancer, talking to their children about their illness can be very difficult. The natural inclination of any parent is to protect their children, which means that children are often not properly informed about the cancer.  Children may be considered too young to understand or unable to cope with the news. Having to cope with a cancer diagnosis themselves, it can feel easier and safer for parents not to be open with their children. The thought of having a conversation about cancer with their children can be extremely worrying and upsetting for any parent.

Useful Links

Useful Books

  • The Secret C – Winston’s Wish
  • A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  • The Huge Bag of Worries – Virginia Ironside
  • Mummy has a poorly - Sarah West