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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.

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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 eBook

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.

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Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

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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.
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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.

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