Workshop C – ‘How did you get that scar?’… and other Socially Uncomfortable Moments of Being a Cancer Survivor


Presentation Description: 
So you’ve survived childhood cancer and you have some of the cold hard facts from doctors about what may be next for your health. But what about those socially awkward conversations and situations you may encounter as a survivor that aren’t in the medical books? Lead by two childhood cancer survivors, this workshop explored those socially awkward, embarrassing, difficult and sometimes funny questions and conversations, from responding to “How’d you get that scar?” to telling a new dating partner about your unknown fertility status.

Vanessa Pastoric, BHSc, CCLS
Certified Child Life Specialist
Grand River Hospital, Kitchener

Natalie Wilson, MA, CCLS                                                                                                                                                   Coordinator and Facilitator
Young Carers Program of Hospice Toronto


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