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Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 23 April 2022
Parents' Cancer Can Have 'Devastating Effects' on Children
When a parent develops cancer, children and adolescents are more likely to miss school, visit emergency departments, and experience negative mental health consequences, a new study shows. "Everyone who has ever been touched by cancer knows the havoc it can wreak on individuals and families," lead author Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, senior principal scientist and health economist at the American Cancer Society (ACS), said in a news release. "Our study clearly shows the devastating effec...
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