Grandparents 2


To be told that your grandchild has cancer comes as a terrible shock.

Most grandparents worry not only about the sick child, but also about how their own son/daughter will cope. Most are also concerned about the effects it will have on any other children within the family, and of course, how, as grandparents, they themselves will cope.

Parents of the sick child usually have access to doctors and others who can answer their questions. It is not as easy for grandparents to get information first hand and this can lead to feelings of isolation. While the internet may provide useful information, not all of it is reliable.

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I feel so angry and hurt that the little boy I have loved so much is suffering so. I wonder, do other grandparents feel the same?


My child has cancer. What happens next?

Ipad PathwayOur 'What happens next?' pathway shows what will happen at each stage of your child’s diagnosis and treatment and aims to answer any questions you might have.

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345 Film libraryOur film library has information about all aspects of childhood cancer, from diagnosis to developments in research

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