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UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, published a study that found parenting concerns contributed significantly to the psychological distress of mothers with late-stage cancer.

May 7, 2018

For mothers with advanced cancer, parenting concerns affect emotional well-being

A new study led by UNC Lineberger's Eliza M. Park, MD, shows that parenting concerns can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of women with advanced cancer. In particular, they found that a mother’s emotional well-being was significantly linked with whether she had communicated with her children about her illness, and her concerns about how her illness will financially impact her children.