Newly diagnosed
posted by michellew12
23 October 2021

Dad newly diagnosed

Last reply: 2 months ago

Hi everyone, new to this. My dad has very recently being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer. My main reason for posting is looking for advice on how to tell my daughter who is 11 and very close to him. Has always being a healthy man so this has being a very sudden and massive shock to us all. Thanks

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commented by Cancer Nurse
27 October 2021

2 months ago

Dear Michelle,

Thank you for contacting the Irish Cancer Society on line Community.

I am sorry to hear that your father has recently been diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer.

This is a very difficult and challenging time for everyone in the family especially when the diagnosis was unexpected.

It is important to talk to your daughter about her Grandads diagnosis if possible before any treatment starts as she may notice changes with him. We have a booklet you can download from our website  on  Talking to Children about Cancer - A guide for parents booklet with advise on how to talk to your daughter about her Grandad’s cancer and treatments.

If you feel like you would like to talk to a nurse on the phone for further advice and support that may be available to you at this difficult time, please contact us on 1800200700.

Kind Regards Cancer Nurse

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