When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer

When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer
When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer
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If your brother or sister has cancer – this guide is for you. It shares insights that have helped other teens. Whether your sibling has just been diagnosed with cancer or is about to complete treatment, this guide meets you where you’re at. It shares emotions that teens commonly experience when a sibling has cancer. Tips and quotes are included to help you develop coping strategies, during this difficult time. Teens who want to learn more about cancer and cancer treatments will appreciate the technical chapters in this guide.

Developed with, and reviewed by, teens who have a sibling with cancer – this guide includes cool graphics, quotes from teens, and colorful illustrations. This guide has received numerous awards including the NIH Plain Language Award and the ClearMark Award.

Agency website: https://www.cancer.gov/

Table of Contents

• Learning About Cancer

• Cancer Treatment

• Becoming a Stem Cell Donor

• What Your Brother or Sister May Be Feeling

• Changes in Your Family

• How You Can Help Your Brother or Sister

• Taking Care of Yourself

• You and Your Friends

• Finding Support

• After Treatment

• The Road Ahead

• Learning More on Your Own

• Monitoring Tests

• Cancer Team Members

• Glossary


Teens who have a brother or sister with cancer

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