Webchat: Parenting During Cancer Treatment

Information From Social Workers and a Patient

Parents and guardians living with cancer tuned in on Thursday, August 20, at 12:00 p.m. ET, for a live video webchat with social workers Allison Dibiaso, LICSW, and Kelly Drummond, LCSW. Viewers and participants learned tips for:

  • Telling children about a cancer diagnosis
  • Managing family life during treatment
  • Forming a support system

Dibiaso and Drummond, who work with Dana-Farber’s Family Connections program, were joined by Sarah Silvia, a patient raising three young sons during treatment.

As with most of our webchats, viewers submitted their questions by emailing webchats@dfci.harvard.edu, or by tweeting them to @DanaFarber using the hashtag #DFCIwebchat.

Live Webchat: Parenting During Cancer Treatment

For more information on parenting during cancer, visit our Family Connections support program.

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For children: 888-733-4662


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Dana-Farber's Video Webchat Series features the latest in cancer news and information from top doctors and researchers as well as patients and caregivers.