Dealing With Cancer in Your Family

Kicking Cancer in the Butt, One Family at a Time

Many Children have a family member who has suffered from cancer. It can be hard to deal with at any age, but this flyer will mainly target teens who are struggling with this.

Effects on Teens and How to Cope

When teens are dealing with their family members having cancer they can feel many different effects such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • stress
  • unsettled feelings
  • family arguments
  • role changes

Some ways to help deal with these feelings is to:

  • go to family and individual counseling
  • communicate openly
  • take part in activities to relieve stress
  • ask for help
  • try to prioritize more
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  • American Cancer Society
  • National Cancer Institute