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What we did when Mummy got cancer

HOW DO YOU TELL YOUR CHILDREN? Secondary school teacher Katherine, 43, penned the story 'What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer', while she was undergoing treatment. Get your copy here.

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What We Did When Mummy Got Cancer

The main aim in creating the book has been to provide parents and carers with an accessible, friendly and non-threatening resource that can be used to explain the sometimes frightening and daunting experience of cancer within the family.


The story has been vetted and approved by the Oncology team at Ipswich Hospital, ensuring that all information is medically accurate and that the process is made as clear as possible to a young audience. In normalising the process, it is hoped that many of the worries and questions raised by children in these circumstances will be allayed.


The child and parent-friendly format is designed to give those using the book an opportunity to spend time explaining the process to children, using the time-honoured, familiar and comforting method of cuddling up with a story book.


I hope that you find the book helpful and I welcome any feedback or comments you would like to make.


Wishing you all good luck and positive outcomes on your cancer journey.


Katherine Simpson-Jacobs