Talking to Kids About Breast Cancer Diagnoses
Every October, people across our nation come together to bring attention to the ongoing fight to stamp out breast cancer, the deadliest cancer among women. For those women with children, talking to your kids about your diagnosis is one of the most difficult things you have to do. Dr. Erica Bloomquist, a breast surgical oncologist, discusses how parents can talk to their children about their breast cancer diagnosis. Before we get to our guest, our coffee chat brings parents news they can use about the drop in breast cancer death rates and the “Angelina Jolie Effect” on breast cancer prevention.
- (2:25) Too young for tattoos and piercings (Sources: Time, American Academy of Pediatrics)
- (8:38) Helping kids cope with stressful news (Sources: Washington Post, American Psychological Association)