“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
In general, being open and honest with children about what is happening is best. It is hard to do, but it makes it better for children in the long-run.”
For women with advanced cancer, worry about how their children may be affected can be a major issue. Although this site does not have detailed information to help with this, the links below may be useful.
“…a web site that can help you cope when a parent has cancer. You’ll find stories from other young people going through the same situations as you are. You’ll also find information and tips to help you understand and deal with what is going on in your family.”
Canteen is the Australian Organisation for Young People living with Cancer. If you click through the links there is a page for offspring members, who are young people (aged 12-24 years) with a parent or primary carer who is living or has lived with cancer.