Talking to children and teenagers if the cancer doesn’t get better

If the cancer you have is not expected to get better, we have more information and suggestions about how to tell a child or teenager. It includes information on how they may react, questions they might ask and making a memory box.

Many people with cancer are cured, or live with the cancer for many years. Even when a cancer is advanced, people may live with it for a long time.

If your cancer has come back or isn’t getting better, your children may know and sense that things have changed. It’s important to tell them what’s going on.

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