It can leave you feeling scared, upset, powerless, angry – even guilty. This section is here to support you and help you deal with whatever you’re going through.

Whether it’s your son, daughter, brother, sister or friend who has cancer, that diagnosis can change your relationship in a lot of ways. You might find you grow closer – or struggle to connect like you used to. You might be unsure of what to say or what to do. And you’ll probably struggle with your own emotions and feelings, too.

So try to bear in mind that there’s no normal way to deal with this – and no right or wrong way either. Talking honestly – and listening openly – can help a lot. And remember to look after yourself, too, because cancer is tough on everyone.
 

Cancer support forfamilies

It’s always a shock to find out a young person in your family has cancer, but learning about cancer and offering support can stop you feeling helpless.

 

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Cancer support forparents

Being told your son or daughter has cancer turns your life upside down, but you can help your child through this – just remember to care for yourself, too.

 

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My brother/sisterhas cancer

If your brother or sister is diagnosed with cancer, it can mess with your emotions and your family life – but you don’t have to face this time alone.

 

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My friend hascancer

Finding out a friend has cancer can flip your world upside-down, but being there for them during and after treatment can make a massive difference.

 

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My partner hascancer

A cancer diagnosis can have a big impact on a relationship, but you can help each other through this by trying to be open and honest about how you’re feeling.

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My boyfriend hascancer

A cancer diagnosis can have a big impact on a relationship, but you and your boyfriend can help each other through this by trying to be open and honest about how you’re feeling.

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My girlfriend hascancer

A cancer diagnosis can have a big impact on a relationship, but you and your girlfriend can help each other through this by trying to be open and honest about how you’re feeling.

 

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Cancer treatment

Cancer is treated in a lot of different ways – and getting your head around the options can feel overwhelming. So this section is here to guide you through what’s available and what to expect.

 

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Find out more about the different types of cancer that are more common in young people, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Find out more ›