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All children deserve to know the truth

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 10 February 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:366
  1. Fiona Wallace (, senior medical officer
  1. North West Regional Hospital, Burnie, Tasmania

    EDITOR—Keeley's editorial on telling children about a parent's cancer struck an instant chord with me, perhaps an indication of how decisions made by an adult affect a child's life.1

    I was 16 when my father died, of cerebral metastases from lung cancer. Over the six months that …

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