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Children of mothers with advanced breast cancer: A review of needs and services

By Margaret Jane Turner and Pam McGrath


Women with advanced breast cancer must cope with the effects not only of disease, but also concerns about their family and often extensive domestic responsibilities. The needs of children of mothers with advanced breast cancer is an important area of cancer care; however, this has been largely neglected in the past. This report examines the emotional needs of children of mothers with advanced breast cancer, including the few interventions designed for them. This report also summarises information about the types of information and services currently provided for children through the various clinical service providers and Cancer Councils, both Australian and overseas

Topics: Women and health, Cancer, Children, Family, Stress (Psychological), Emotions, Child development, Social work, Counselling, 11 Medical and Health Sciences, 1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis, 111710 Health Counselling
Publisher: Cancer Council Australia
Year: 1998
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