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...

Living with Cancer

When someone close to you has cancer, it can affect your life in almost every way.

Naturally, it affects your feelings and you may be scared, sad or angry about what's happening. Sometimes you may not know exactly what you feel and you may just feel utterly confused. It can also have a huge impact on your everyday life - routines may change and it can be difficult to plan ahead because of treatments or unforeseen issues. This section is about different aspects of what we have called 'living with cancer' and hopefully you’ll find something here that can be helpful to you. Also, remember that you can get in touch with us anytime if you’d like some personal advice or just want to talk things through.

Page updated 2 February 2017