Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer

Booklet
Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 4

This booklet provides support and advice to anyone wondering how to cope with children and teenagers when an adult has cancer.

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Published: 31 May 2019
Next review: 30 Nov 2021
Edition: 4

This booklet provides support and advice to anyone wondering how to cope with children and teenagers when an adult has cancer.

About this booklet

This booklet is about talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer. It is for parents with cancer, but it can also be used by other adults, such as partners, grandparents and family members.

Visit our online information about talking about cancer to children and teenagers.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.