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When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

This guide is for young people who have a brother or sister with cancer. You are not alone. Find out what has helped other teens get through this tough time.

Use this guide to get information and advice on:

  • Ways to deal with changes your family may go through
  • Finding support and talking with your friends
  • What your sibling may be feeling
  • Cancer, treatments, and side effects
  • Life after treatment and the road ahead
  • Additional resources and organizations

Developed with teens who have a brother or sister with cancer, this guide includes quotes from teens about their experiences, checklists to help you get support, and a section of related organizations and resources.

The information in this booklet was last updated in November 2013.