When your child has cancer...
How do you survive your 'new normal' once your child has been diagnosed with cancer? How does it impact your other children? And what about your other relationships?
Childhood cancer is thankfully rare and the past few decades have seen dramatic improvements in the outlook for children diagnosed with the disease; today more than three-quarters survive. We hear from three mothers – Sam, June and Jenny - whose children were diagnosed. How did they cope day to day watching their offspring struggle through endless treatment? How does it impact the rest of the family? And how has the experience affected their response to the world around them?
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Kirsty Starkey
Interviewed Guest: Sam Waters-Long
Interviewed Guest: Jenny Grenfell-Shaw
Interviewed Guest: June Williams
Interviewed Guest: Helen Campbell
Interviewed Guest:, Anna Regan