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First Reader

Dr. Lori Hensley

Second Reader

Dr. Ruth Plymale

Third Reader

Dr. Bethany Hicks


"Your child has cancer" are words that no parent wants to hear, and no physician wants to speak. However, approximately 1 in 10,000 children each year will receive this unfortunate news (Society). Another unsettling statistic is that a number of families will be hearing these unsettling words in a less than appropriate fashion, such as brief phone calls, voicemails, and unsympathetic consultations....



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