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Should you tell your 10 year old daughter if you've been diagnosed with stage 0 (DCIS) breast cancer?

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anonymous

Learning About Breast Cancer almost 7 years
 
  • Gail Horton Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, let her be a part of your journey. It will build your relationship and she will grow up understanding why early detection is so important.
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Misty Wells Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes you should... my 10
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Ana Naluh Andrade Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, you should!
    almost 7 years Comment Flag
  • Donna Gray Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes absolutely. I have 3 daughters ages 14-24. I shared everything with them. This involves them to. I would have maybe not been so upfront if they were 10. But I would have shared and explained as much as I thought she would understand. Good luck to you and God Bless.
    over 6 years Comment Flag
  • Jacquelyn Esposito Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I would talk to her about your diagnosis. You may also want to check with her school to see if they have a social worker or guidance counselor she can talk to if necessary. My daughter is 17 (16 when I was diagnosed) we are very fortunate that we have counselors at our school because there were times (especially in the beginning) when she needed someone to talk to. She didn't talk to me because she didn't want me to worry about her.
    almost 6 years Comment Flag
  • Sallie HoyPoy Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    If you don't chances are she will overhear a conversation or see that you're sick and figure it out anyway and will then be resentful. Share it in a gentle way reassuring her that you are here for her and you are fine. I told my 10 year old I was sick but her friend at school (my best friends daughter) overheard her mum having a conversation with someone and said to my daughter "does your mum have CANCER" when confronted I said "yes but i am fine see I'm still here cooking your dinner .
    over 5 years Comment Flag

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