As we end our mini-series about adjusting to the new normal of your life with NETs, we wanted to take an episode to highlight one of the most emotionally challenging situations that might confront a person who is newly diagnosed — learning you have cancer while you are raising children.
Parenting is already one of the most challenging and emotionally fraught things anyone can do, and then adding a serious illness on top of it can be downright overwhelming. If this is the situation you find yourself in, we hope this episode will help you to find the strategies and encouragement you need so you can take best care of yourself while also being present and supportive for your children.
NET Experts in this episode:
Mark Lewis, MD, NET patient and Director of Gastrointestinal Oncology, Intermountain Health
Lindsey Nowacki, LCSW, a Clinical Social Worker with AuthoraCare, a palliative care services provider in North Carolina. She supervises the counseling services at Kid’s Path, a program that works with children dealing with and loss.