How can I explain cancer to my 5-year-old?

I live with two kids. A five year old and a 2 year old. Well they are really close to my parents. Not really grandparents but they love them like they are. Well my dad has cancer. And the five year old asks all the time when he will be “unsick-five year old words . My question is how do I talk to a five year old about cancer?

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I had this discussion with my daughter because I have a genetic disease that flares up randomly. I told her that sometimes mommy gets sick and we don’t know exactly when I’ll get better but we have alot of super smart doctors that are doing everything they can to make me better.
Sometimes life presents you with situations where you cant give a definitive answer


Be as honest as you can