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child with cancer is scared of chemo, need advice on how to deal with them?

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Dr. Adrienne Classen
Pediatrics 28 years experience
CBT: Find a child therapist to work with who is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has been clinically proven to decrease children's anxiety and help them cope with trauma. Talk to other parent's who have children getting chemo. Remember to take care of yourself so you can best help your child. Good info available here: http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/youngpeople

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A 30-year-old member asked:

I have a child with cancer is scared of chemo. Need advice?

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Dr. Lori Luchtman-jones
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 34 years experience
Get Help!: I'm sorry you and your child have to face cancer treatment, and i hope for a cure. Is your child being treated at a children's cancer center? Usually these centers have child life specialists, social workers, and psychologists to help kids and families. Play therapy really works. Kids are very tough and usually most afraid of making their parents worry. Good luck!

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