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.