For me, one of the scariest parts of my diagnosis with breast cancer was the challenge of keeping life as normal as possible for my two young daughters.
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When I was diagnosed with cancer, my first thought wasn't about me. Rather (as is the case with most parents), I wondered how on earth I could be a good mom to my daughter who, at the time, was almost 5.
What happens when raising a child is combined with completely unchartered territory, like fighting a life-threatening disease that once killed in months but now can be survived years?
Despite the difficulty, the best thing you can do for your children is engage them in dialogue, which thereby engages them in the entire cancer process.
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