When your parent is diagnosed
There are a couple of really important things to remember:
- Cancer can be treated.
- Over 250,000 people are living with cancer in Australia.
- You are not alone. There are other young people who have a parent diagnosed with cancer (check out the stories from other young people here).
- It is not your fault.
- Having the right information is really important.
- Hang on to hope.
You may feel numb, angry and confused by your parent’s diagnosis.
When your parent was diagnosed with cancer, they would have been told the name of the cancer.
Check out our factsheet 'what cancers do adults get' to find out more.
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