Welcome to Single Fathers Due to Cancer
The Single Fathers Due to Cancer program is dedicated to the thousands of fathers who
each year lose their spouses to cancer and must adjust to being sole parents. Our program
includes an ongoing local support group, a developing research agenda, and educational
efforts to oncologists and other care providers.
We created this website as a resource for fathers. It contains information, resources,
and a series of short videos for fathers adjusting to being sole parents and working
through their grief and that of their children. There are also materials available for
health care professionals in oncology and clinical settings.
Over 400 fathers have completed the survey that we had posted on this site. For more on their contributions and how it has informed our clinical practice and how we understand the challenges facing single fathers due to cancer, please click on the letter above.
We view our work as a collaborative effort and invite fathers and health care professionals
to give us feedback so that we can best target our efforts. We are interested in helping create
support groups for single fathers due to cancer in areas where there is enough interest. If
you want to be contacted about possible support groups in your area,
please click here to provide
your contact information.
Thank you very much for your help.