Additional thoughts on breast cancer and kids?

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Question from mary: Thank you so much for being here tonight and for sharing your experience and advice. What are your final thoughts?
Answers - Joan Hermann I think it's important to realize that you're going to do the very best you can for your children. This experience will certainly have its ups and downs, and there may be times when you're terribly worried or anxious about your ability to help your kids. Most parents intuitively know what their children need and will do the best they can to get over the rough spots. If you feel that you're having difficulty handling this situation, think about getting some help for yourself, so that you'll be in a better position to help your children make sense out of this experience.
Marisa Weiss, M.D. Spending time together doing the usual routine can be very reassuring. It can provide the best atmosphere for inviting open expression of concerns and hopes.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2000, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Kids and Mom's Breast Cancer. Joan Hermann, L.S.W. and moderator Marisa Weiss, M.D. answered your questions about talking to your kids about breast cancer.

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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