Being a young carer can cause lots of different emotions.
If you need emotional, practical or financial support for caring for someone with cancer, there are organisations that can help.
If you're caring for someone, it can be hard to keep up with school or college. Read our advice on how to cope and talking to your teachers.
You might hear doctors and other medical professionals using words you haven't heard before. We explain some common cancer-related terms.
If you need help looking after someone, you can have a young carer's assessment. This may help you to get more support.
Grace, 23, shares her experience of caring for her boyfriend after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
Looking after a loved one with cancer? This is a safe and supportive place to share your worries and emotions. Please remember when posting that this group is for Carers only.
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