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...

Moving On

When you have been through the experience of having a parent with cancer, life can be very different afterwards.

How different, depends on many things. Just after treatment has finished, it can be a weird time for you, not quite knowing what comes next, wondering when everything will be completely over.

After a while - if your parent gets better and things are looking good - things may gradually get 'back to normal' although for many life will never be quite the same as before. We hope that this section can be of some help for you in dealing with the situation you're in right now.

If the saddest thing has happened and your parent has died - everything will be very different and it can be very hard to 'move on' with life. We hope you will find some support in reading our section "If your parent has died". 

Whichever situation you are in at the moment, remember that you can always get in touch with us to talk things through.

Page updated 21 December 2016