Head and Neck Cancer: The 12 Facts Doctors Wish You Knew

According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 40,000 Americans are diagnosed with head and neck cancer annually. The Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Program at Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth treats patients with all stages of head and neck cancers. The program’s primary focus is the development and implementation of strategies … Continue reading Head and Neck Cancer: The 12 Facts Doctors Wish You Knew

Talking to children about cancer: Is my child responding normally?

Seventh and final article in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. We can’t truly say that there is one ‘normal’ way for a child to respond to the stress of having a sick parent — because each child has an individual personality, each may respond differently. As a parent, keep these … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Is my child responding normally?

Talking to children about cancer: Keeping your kids informed

Fourth of seven articles in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. “I’ve just started chemo and will be losing my hair soon. How should I prepare the kids?” This is a common question I hear from parent patients as they begin cancer treatment. When kids are prepared for expected hospital stays, physical … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Keeping your kids informed

Talking to children about cancer: Do I have to tell my kids?

First of seven articles in a series on how to talk to your children about cancer. People often tell me that after hearing the words, “You’ve got cancer,” the first thing they wonder is, “What am I going to tell my kids?” Parent patients are so concerned about their children that they barely give themselves the … Continue reading Talking to children about cancer: Do I have to tell my kids?