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“They Never Want to Tell You”

Children Talk about Cancer

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674188150

Publication Date: 02/01/1991

194 pages


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  • Preface
  • Introduction: Talking with Children Who Have Cancer
  • The Narratives
    • “You’re still the same old Ant to us”
    • “Just think about the good days”
    • “They only understand what I tell them”
    • “It’s nothing. It’s no big deal”
    • “I just want people to be straight with me”
    • “The best thing is to talk to somebody”
    • “I didn’t feel myself”
    • “You’re the only child in the world that has it”
  • Common Narrative Themes
    • Why me?
    • God and prayer
    • Fears about having cancer
    • Losing your hair
    • Advice for others who have cancer
    • Friends and family relations
    • How cancer has changed me
    • Talking about talking about cancer
  • Afterword: Working with Children Who Have Cancer
  • Notes

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