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Talking To Your Children About Your Metastatic Melanoma Diagnosis

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Mother and son hugging.
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Father explaining cancer diagnosis to his son.
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Be Prepared to Talk to Them When You’re Ready


Family having a discussion in the living room.
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Choose Your Time and Place


Mother supported by her two children.
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Explain That This Is a Long-term Journey


Child holding her mother's hand on the way to school.
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Changes in Daily Life Will Happen


Father teaching his son how to ride a bike.
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Explain Who Will Care for Them When You Can’t


Mother comforting her son.
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It’s No One’s Fault


Daughter asking her mother questions about melanoma.
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Explain What Cancer Is


Parents talking to their daughter.
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Make the Conversation Age-appropriate


Father explaining cancer diagnosis to his son.
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Talk About How the Cancer Will Affect You


Mother and her son doing research together.
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Be Accurate


Child washing the dishes.
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Be Prepared for a Range of Reactions


Boy talking to a mental health counselor.
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Reach Out to Professionals


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Eileen Bailey

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Eileen Bailey is an award-winning author of six books on health and parenting topics and freelance writer specializing in health topics including ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer. Her wish is to provide readers with relevant and practical information on health conditions to help them make informed decisions regarding their health care.