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How children cope with parent’s cancer

Maya Silver was 15 years old when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her mother was treated and the cancer hasn’t returned. But the experience stuck with Maya, now 27 and director of a nonprofit. A few years ago, her father, Marc, an editor at National Geographic who had written about being the husband of a cancer patient, approached her with the idea of collaborating on a book about teens whose parents have cancer. The resulting “My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks” was published last month.

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