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Providence Cancer Center

Providence Cancer Center

Portland, Oregon

Bridging the Gap: A Family Program for Parents with Cancer and their Children

The Providence Cancer Center family program offers a supportive group model to deliver early and ongoing intervention and support throughout the cancer care journey. Creating a framework to talk about the impact of cancer on the family, the program offers effective communication techniques and coping strategies, and suggests tips for helping families adjust to their “new normal.” Patient survey results reveal significant benefits to children of cancer patients and the entire family from this program.