How to explain cancer to child?

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Question from Rainbow: How do you explain to a child who has no knowledge of biology what cancer is?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. The answers to this question depends on the age of your child, and the personality of your child. There are many resources available to you at at the Resources section of the site, including books and audio tapes. Look inĀ Dealing With Breast Cancer Fears on the site.

Editor's note: See Talking to Your Family and Friends About Breast Cancer for more.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Easing Breast Cancer Fears featured Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about managing emotional effects of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in June 2000.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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