Parenting through cancer

Canteen, Australia, 2019

Being told ‘You have cancer’ is stressful for anyone. When you’re a parent, it’s not just your world that’s turned upside down, it’s your whole family’s.

Parenting is a tough enough job without adding cancer to the mix. While there is no single formula that can make parenting through cancer easy, there are some practical tools,
strategies, resources and services that can help.

This booklet is designed for parents with adolescent or young adult children and provides insights into common questions and issues that many parents with cancer face.