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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.

 

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