Survivor since 2010
Unfortunately my mom and I both have had breast cancer and my mom is now stage 4. My sons were 11 and 9 at the time I was diagnosed in 2010. I answered all their questions but did not elaborate. I told them I had the same problem grandma had and I needed surgery and medicine to help. I am honest with them but careful with my words - for example, when my older son asked if I might die, I said "some people do die from cancer, but many people don't. My doctors and I are going to do everything we can to keep me well."