New Cancer Book Helping Children Understand the Effects of Cancer Treatment

"Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can't Change That" is the latest children's book quickly becoming a favorite among cancer patients, hospitals and treatment centers.

Miramar, FL, December 07, 2011 --( This vividly captivating children's book simplifies the effects of cancer treatment and changes the way it impacts your family. It will touch the hearts of your children as it cleverly tackles the topic of cancer treatment effects. "Mommy is Still Mommy" written by Andrea Nugent, a single mom and Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor, is a must-have for all families dealing with cancer.

Whether newly diagnosed, or facing a reoccurrence, parenting through a diagnosis can prove quite challenging. It is important to open up healthy lines of communication with young children when dealing with cancer. Nugent states, "Not only is this book a conversation starter, it also empowers mothers and helps to remind them that no matter what, they are still the same person, still mom, still strong, and still beautiful."

According to statistics taken from, cancer is often thought of as a disease that strikes later in life, new research shows that 18 percent of newly diagnosed cancer patients are parents to one or more minor children. Of these patients, nearly a third of them are caring for children under the age of six. This means that 2.85 million children in the United States are living with a parent who is battling or has survived cancer.

Nugent recalls her experience of parenting through diagnosis, "Raising children was pretty challenging enough, until I had to fight for my life and raise my child. One of the hardest things I had to face was being a parent who's trying to get well." Nugent states that her goal is to make life a little easier for the next woman that has to go through cancer treatment and change the way it impacts their lives one book of at a time.

"Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can't Change That" can be purchased through all the major online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Authorhouse and Books a Million. More information can be found about the book through or by following the latest news and updates about the book on twitter @MomisStillMom.

Mommy is Still Mommy
Andrea Nugent