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“You really need a whole community”: a qualitative study of mothers’ need for and experiences with childcare support during cancer treatment and recovery


A cancer diagnosis poses unique challenges for moms with young children who must balance illness-management alongside existing paid (e.g., employment) and unpaid (e.g., domestic/caregiving) work. The goal of this study was to improve understanding of the support needs of mothers living with cancer and their experiences receiving psychosocial and childcare support from a community organization, the Nanny Angel Network (now Nankind).

Authors: Cheryl Pritlove, Lisa V. Dias

Published: October 7th, 2022

User survey of Nanny Angel Network, a free childcare service for mothers with cancer


The purpose of the present study was to determine user satisfaction with Nanny Angel Network (now Nankind), a free childcare service for mothers undergoing cancer treatment.

Authors: L. Cohen BA, N. Schwartz BSc, A. Guth MMSc, A. Kiss PhD, E. Warner MD MSc

Published: August 24th, 2017