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Topic: Are there any books for children that explain breast cancer?

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Posted on: Jul 19, 2018 06:59AM

CPB1167 wrote:

My daughter is 12. My ex husband and I talked to her last night about my diagnosis. She if very smart and observant and handled our conversation well so I dont know if she will need it but I was curious if there are any books for children that explain breast cancer?

Thank you so much

Dx 7/11/2018, IDC, Left, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/15/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 9/27/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2018 Femara (letrozole), Zoladex (goserelin) Dx Grade 2, 0/4 nodes
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Jul 19, 2018 07:42AM Moderators wrote:

Hi CPB1167! Till you get responses from other members here, there are some Recommended Links and an article on Talking to Older Children and Teens from our main site that may be of help!

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Aug 6, 2019 09:50AM vidal1993 wrote:

I hope CPB 1167 is able to find appropriate resources.

My wife and I have 2 daughters, ages 6 and 4. We bought "Cancer Hates Kisses", which of course is for much younger children.

Does anyone out there have young children?

How did you tell them? How did they react? Did it change over the course of treatment?

My wife will have a lumpectomy in about 1 month, then chemo, then radiation.

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Aug 6, 2019 10:14AM Peregrinelady wrote:

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/8/topics/819925?post_id=5414144

Try this thread. I believe there is a discussion about telling your children

Dx 4/24/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 5/17/2015 Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 6/1/2015 Liquid tamoxifen (Soltamox) Surgery 4/18/2016 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 7/20/2020 Femara (letrozole)
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Aug 6, 2019 11:43AM vidal1993 wrote:

Thank you.

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Aug 6, 2019 06:29PM ceanna wrote:

Just ran a quick Amazon search and found a number of currently available children's books https://www.amazon.com/s?k=breast+cancer+children%27s+books&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss It's kind of a mixed list, but scroll through and see what might work for your daughter as far as reading level and whether or not it is specific to breast cancer or cancer in general. I don't have the background to recommend a specific title, but you can look at the reviews for each title. Many of the titles specific to breast cancer seem to be picture books but maybe you can spot one that might work for your 12-year-old. All the best. Ceanna

Dx 2014, IDC, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy Multi-catheter Surgery Lumpectomy: Right

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