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when cancer complicates body image and parenting

When cancer complicates body image and parenting

Body image is a critical issue when raising young girls. When mom’s body image is complicated by cancer, things get interesting.

manage cancer and parenting

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting

  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, one of the first things I did was head straight to the book store. I was looking for a book that would tell me how to juggle cancer and parenting my infant daughter. I didn’t find anything that provided helpful information or practical steps I could take …

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Linnea

How to Juggle Cancer and Parenting Series: Linnea’s Story

The complexities of raising strong, happy, well-adjusted children while going through cancer treatment is a bit mind-boggling, but it can be done. I remember meeting the amazing kids of some of my fellow cancer survivors, and breathing a huge sigh of relief. Once I could see that my cancer did not have to ruin my …

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Michelle E. Massey

How to help kids cope with a parent’s cancer: interview with an oncology social worker

The first thing I thought when I was diagnosed with breast cancer was what’s going to happen to my baby? I’m not alone in that thought, I’ve discussed the topic at length with my friends who are also juggling child rearing with cancer treatment. And it does impact the kids, but there are ways to help …

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Recalled

My boobs were recalled while I was breastfeeding. And you can bet I lost a lot of sleep over how many cancer cells my baby ingested from breastfeeding before I knew I had cancer.

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