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My parent has cancer

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parent has cancer

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Hello, and welcome to Ask Alex,

We’re really sorry to hear that your parent is going through cancer. It’s totally normal to feel a mix of emotions right now, and it’s okay to express whatever you’re going through. It can be a tough situation to go through, but it’s important to remember that you are not alone in this journey.

Cancer affects not just the person going through it but the entire family, and it’s okay to share your thoughts and feelings with those around you. Whether it’s friends, teachers, or other family members, opening up about what you’re experiencing can be a tremendous source of support. You don’t have to carry the weight on your own.

It’s also important to know that there are resources available to help you cope and understand the situation better. Reach out to support groups, school counsellors, or even online communities where you can connect with others who may be going through similar experiences. www.cancer.ie/ is one such resource. Remember, you are never alone, and there are people who genuinely care about you and want to lend a helping hand.

Exploring your options and understanding more about the situation can help you feel more in control. This might involve having open and honest conversations with your family about what’s happening, asking questions, and seeking information. Don’t hesitate to lean on those around you for support – together, you can face the challenges that lie ahead.

Just know that your feelings are valid, and there’s a community ready to stand by you. We’re here for you at Childline, ready to offer support, guidance, and a listening ear whenever you need it. We do not judge, and we can explore your options with you. You can contact us any time of the day or night, the Childline Listening service never closes, we are here for you 24/7/365. Our free-phone number is 1800 66 66 66 or you can use Live Chat on our website www.childline.ie.

We hope you reach out for support soon, whether it is with us or an adult you feel comfortable talking to. You deserve support at this difficult time.

Take care of yourself,

Alex

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