If someone you love is going to die of cancer, it feels like the end of your world.
Some of the young carers who helped develop this information have been through it. They want you to know one thing. It may be the worst time in your life right now, but it won’t last forever. You will get through this.
If the person you are caring for has been told that they are going to die, it can be hard for them to accept. This is called denial, and is a normal reaction.
If the person with cancer is in denial, it can be very hard to communicate with them. There are certain things that they may not talk about. While it may be upsetting for you, denial is a strong coping tool and needs to be respected. Some people will eventually accept their situation, but some choose to stay in denial. If that happens, try to accept it.
However, it is also important to ask any questions you might have about what is going to happen, so that you know what to expect. You might also want to say things to the person who is dying, such as telling them you love them, or talking about a special time you had with them.
You might be feeling angry, and that’s okay too.