DD, Aged 17

    When people would talk they didn't know what to say which was understandable.  more...


    Mimi - 15 years old

    I lost myself doing stupid things, angry and sad and depressed at everything. I ended up failing my classes, not caring about school, and getting into fights.  more...


    Chelsea - 14 years old

    I stuck my head round the door in the room mum was in, and she looked really ill. I couldn't understand what was happening - one minute my mum was fine and the next she was ill.  more...


    Clair - aged 14

    Something I wish is I could just have one more day with my dad! - to tell him how much I love him and how sorry I am for all the bad things I have said and done to him!  more...


    Nicole - 17 years old

    This time the doctors are unable to operate. He has already had 6 sessions of chemo and is having another 6 sessions. I cannot help feeling I may lose him.  more...


    Rirrif - 15 years old

    I have been staying with my dad because my mom doesn't want me around when she is sick, which is all the time. My dad works at night so I spend a lot of time alone since I'm not with my mom. I'm afraid she is going to die and I'll blame myself for not being there more. more...


    HT - 13 years old

    She has been so strong about this and is keen to put it all behind her.  more...

Types of Cancer

If you have a parent with cancer you're bound to have all sorts of questions.

This section can help you understand more about the different types of cancer. There are many different types (for example breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer etc.). There are also different variations within each individual cancer, depending on things like where in the organ the cancer cells grow, what the cancer cells look like under the microscope and how they grow. It is therefore difficult to give comprehensive information about any type of cancer in general.

Therefore, in this section we are giving some brief information about each cancer type (see below) and if you would like to find out more we have linked to Maggie’s CancerLinks where you will be signposted to high quality information about different cancers. Do remember though, that the information provided is general and usually your parent will be the best person to talk to regarding their particular situation.

Please get in touch with us if you want to know more or if you want to discuss something that you've read, or anything at all that's on your mind.

Page updated 13 July 2017