611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

LaFrontera
member support line
1-520-279-5737
M-F 5pm-8pm
24/7 weekends/holidays

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530



SEABHS
611 W. Union Street
Benson, AZ 85602
(520) 586-0800

AzCH Nurse Assist Line
1-866-495-6735

NAZCARE Warm Line
1-888-404-5530


powered by centersite dot net

Getting Started
Here are some forms to get started. These can be printed and brought with you so that you can pre-fill out some known info ahead of time. More...


Cancer
Resources
Basic InformationLatest News
How Insurance Plans Keep Black Patients From Cancer CareStatins Tied to Significantly Lower Death Rate From Ovarian CancerNew Blood Test May Improve Liver Cancer ScreeningCancer Patients Less Likely to Be Prescribed Heart Meds: StudyBreast Cancer Takes Big Financial Toll on Some Young PatientsLoving Partners May Be Key to Breast Cancer Survivors' Health'Lab-on-a-Chip' Blood Test Could Spot Breast Cancer EarlyBlack Melanoma Patients Face Treatment Delays: StudyLatest in Cancer Prevention: Move More, Ditch Beer and BaconAt-Home Gene Test for Breast, Ovarian Cancers Looks EffectiveDrug Could Boost Survival From Lung Cancer Affecting Non-SmokersProtect Yourself From Sun to Prevent Skin CancerVery Early-Stage Breast Cancer Ups Long-Term Odds for Invasive Tumors: StudyHydroxychloroquine May Worsen Odds for Cancer Patients With COVID-19Tumors Have Their Own Bacterial Colonies That Could Guide Cancer Care'Major Financial Hardship' Hits Most Patients Battling Advanced Colon CancerAs Summer Starts, Sun Safety Slashes Skin Cancer RiskChild's Cancer Doesn't Raise Parents' Divorce Risk, Curb Plans for More Kids: StudyWith PSA Test Out of Favor, Cases of Advanced Prostate Cancer Are RisingBlack and White Women Share the Same Genetic Risk for Breast CancerKids With Cancer Not at Greater Risk for Severe COVID-19Don't Delay If Cancer Symptoms Appear – Call Your DoctorObamacare's Medicaid Expansion Might Have Cut U.S. Cancer DeathsDrug Combo Offers Hope Against Advanced Bladder CancerPandemic Is Putting Cutting-Edge Cancer Research on Hold: SurveyFDA Approves Retevmo for Certain Lung, Thyroid CancersBreaks in Health Insurance Hurt Cancer Care, SurvivalFewer Kids in Cancer Trials, Which Might Not Be a Bad ThingShun the Sun to Prevent Skin CancerCould AI Help Doctors Map Out Treatments for Brain Cancers?FDA Approves Trodelvy for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast CancerBacterial Blood Infections Tied to Heightened Colon Cancer RiskPemazyre Approved for Treatment of Advanced CholangiocarcinomaTukysa Approved for Unresectable, Metastatic HER2-Positive Breast CancerParent or Sibling With Colon Cancer? You May Need Colonoscopy EarlierBreast Cancer Group Issues Treatment Guidelines for Coronavirus PandemicBlood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer EarlyLow-Dose Aspirin Might Lower Odds for Digestive CancersIn Nonsmokers, COPD May Up Lung Cancer RiskBlood Test Could Spot 50 Different CancersCOVID-19 May Force Some Cancer Patients to Delay TreatmentCoping With Cancer During the COVID-19 PandemicStatins Might Reduce Harms From Breast Cancer ChemoU.S. Sees Big Drop in Deaths From MelanomaCertain Cancers Linked to Higher A-Fib Risk, Study FindsRacial Bias Persists in Clinical Trial RecruitmentMinorities Less Likely to Get Recommended Lung Cancer ImagingExercise Helps Men During Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Study5 Ways to Fight America's No. 3 Cancer KillerProstate Cancer Leaves Detectable 'Fingerprint' in Blood: Study
LinksBook ReviewsSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Medical Disorders
Pain Management

Child's Cancer Doesn't Raise Parents' Divorce Risk, Curb Plans for More Kids: Study

HealthDay News
by -- Robert Preidt
Updated: May 25th 2020

new article illustration

MONDAY, May 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Having a child with cancer doesn't appear to affect parents' risk of splitting up or their plans to have more kids.

That's the conclusion of a Danish study that compared more than 12,400 parents of children diagnosed with cancer between 1982 and 2014 to nearly 70,000 parents whose kids were cancer-free.

Parents were followed until 10 years after a child's cancer diagnosis -- or until their separation, divorce, death, emigration or the end of 2017, whichever came first.

Overall, parents of children with cancer had a 4% lower risk of separation and 8% lower risk of divorce than the other parents, the study found.

For parents of kids with cancer, those who were younger, had less education or were unemployed were more likely to separate or divorce. The risk was also higher for couples whose child was diagnosed at a younger age.

Researchers also found that a child's cancer diagnosis did not affect the parents' family planning, according to the study published online May 25 in the journal Cancer.

Childhood cancer can cause fear and uncertainty for parents, who also have to deal with many challenges in caregiving, work and other aspects of daily life, the researchers noted.

Health care providers should offer parents these reassuring findings, along with support if needed to improve family life over the long term, said study author Luzius Mader, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen.

"Currently, family support services are largely limited to the child's in-patient treatment including support by hospital staff such as social workers or psycho-oncologists as well as through community organizations," he said in a journal news release. "However, while more general support services such as marital counseling are widely available, cancer-specific family support services are often lacking after the child's treatment."

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute offers a guide for parents of children with cancer.