How New Technology Is Helping Children Cope With Cancer

Apr 9, 2018 11:55 AM ET
New comforting technology can help young cancer patients communicate their feelings to parents and doctors. (Photo: The Caswell Messenger)

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One of the toughest aspects of managing cancer in children is communicating with young patients, say parents and healthcare experts.

“There were many times when my daughter did not want to talk or communicate her feelings,” says Joycelynn Sanchez of now 6-year-old Jiani, who at age 3, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. “She grew tired of the pokes and the questions and would become withdrawn.”

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