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Discussing cancer with a child
A diagnosis of cancer is devastating for the patient and the entire family. At Lundbeck Canada, we recognize the importance of providing treatment for cancer patients supporting their families. This video starts the conversation to help children better understand cancer and to help them cope.
Thank you for watching our video, we hope you found it helpful. As this video is meant as a conversation starter, the child in your life may have many questions. Here are some organizations that might be useful in helping you to answer any tough questions that might come up:
Canadian Cancer Society — Telling children about a cancer diagnosis in the family
American Cancer Society — Helping children when a family member has cancer: Dealing with diagnosis
Cancer Research UK: Talking to children
NYU Langone Medical Center: Straight talk to kids
Fondation québécoise du cancer: Du soutien au quotidien pour les Québécois atteints de cancer et leurs proches
Leucan: Association for children with cancer