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Cancer Narratives: Mothers of the 8th Floor at Sick Kids


Using scientific research as a springboard for discussion, CKN is distilling this research into practical narratives that will improve the quality of life for patients and offer deeper understanding and connection for physicians.  Please join this Doctor-Patient conversation about parenting children with cancer.


by Susan McKechnie, CKN Childhood Cancer Section Co-Editor

When your child has cancer there is no ‘how to’ manual filled with answers to the many, many questions and concerns a parent has as they carry their family through the ups and downs of care and treatment. The available resources such as the many doctors, nurses and other professionals who are part of your child’s medical care team, will happily answer as best they can but are often not readily available or do not have the same day-to-day insight as another parent travelling the same path.  Families who have children with cancer have a unique perspective on the everyday challenges faced by parents and can often offer ‘real-life’ advice.

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