Talking with your children about breast cancer

This booklet is for people needing to talk to children about breast cancer. Covering topics such as how and when to tell children, the kind of language that might be appropriate, how to approach talking to children of different ages and how to deal with emotional issues that may arise, this booklet is an informative guide. There is no right or wrong way to talk to children about breast cancer. This publication contains quotes from people who have been in this situation, explaining how they, and their children, reacted. Last reviewed June 2018; next review 2021

Breast Cancer Care merged with Breast Cancer Now in April 2019. From October 2019 the new merged charity is called Breast Cancer Now. 

However, lots of our patient information will continue to appear under the legacy brand Breast Cancer Care until new editions are produced. Please be assured that, whether the information you order or download is branded as Breast Cancer Care or Breast Cancer Now, the quality remains the same.

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