Follow Us Here:

Cancer Knowledge Network

Cancer Knowledge Network and Current Oncology are proudly published by Multimed Inc.
Advocate - Educate - Innovate

Tag Archives: single parenting

Caregiving, single parents and cumulative stresses when caring for a child with cancer

Zahava Rosenberg-YungerAuthor Commentary

by Zahava R. S. Rosenberg-Yunger, Hon.BSc, MA, PhD


Childhood cancers have an estimated overall survival rate of over 80%.   Even so, the treatment of childhood cancers and its after effects can be emotionally and physically intensive for patients and their families.  A diagnosis of childhood cancer can result in financial, emotional and physical strains on families. These strains can be a particular challenge for single parent families as they are usually the sole adult responsible for the strains of caring for their families.


Continue reading