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Straight Talking About Cancer

When a family member has cancer it is hard for everyone to understand.  It can be particularly difficult when a parent or carer faces the challenge of trying to explain to their child what cancer means and how it may affect their family. 

This booklet is aimed at supporting parents or carers with this task, and encourages open communication and questions about cancer within the family.  Through pictures, captions and straightforward language, it explains how tumours are formed, what the various treatments are and how these may affect the person with cancer.  It stresses the need to keep to family routines and, importantly, to still try and have fun.  It is aimed at children aged 7 to 10 years and will work best when an adult is present to expand on the simple messages in the text.

147mm x 209mm 32 pages.