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During Diagnosis and Treatment

photoMany people describe the time of the initial diagnosis of cancer as the most stressful time. Life goes from “normal” to a whirlwind of appointments, medical information, and challenging decision-making. Almost no one is really prepared for this unwelcome change. As you adjust to your diagnosis and make plans for treatment, it can be especially challenging to maintain a sense of stability and security for your children at home. This section provides suggestions for ways to organize your support system so that you and the other caring adults in your child’s life can work together to maintain reassuring routines and help this uncertain time feel manageable.