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A Patient’s Perspective: How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Myeloma?

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Published on March 6, 2019

Conversations with family about cancer can be challenging, especially with children. How can parents explain their myeloma diagnosis to young kids? Meet multiple myeloma patient Tamara Mobley as she shares how she balances treatment while raising a family and how she communicates with her kids throughout her journey.

This town meeting is sponsored by Amgen, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Adaptive Biotechnologies. It is produced by Patient Power in partnership with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.



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Transcript | A Patient’s Perspective: How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Myeloma?

So I think the more difficult part was just being away from them for the two weeks while I was getting the stem cell transplant, just having to explain why I'm not in the house.  But in terms of them understanding the disease they look at me and they say, well, mom, are you winning the fight because you look like you're winning.  So as long as they think that I'm winning then those are the types of conversations that I'm having with them. 

But, like I said, I think it was a blessing in disguise that they were so young.  They really didn't have tons of questions to ask, and yet they've been able to grow up with this being my life at this point.

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