Offspring

Find out more about the impact of cancer on the lives of young people who have a parent with cancer (or who has died from cancer):

 

  • Read our Research Snapshot on the needs of young people who have a parent with cancer
  • Read our Research Snapshot on the needs of young people who have lost a family member (sibling or parent) to cancer

 

Find out more about how CanTeen supports young people who have a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer (or has died from cancer) here.

 

* Patterson, P., McDonald, F., Butow, P., & White, K. (2012). ‘I can’t handle this!: Psychological distress and young people who have a parent with cancer. Manuscript in preparation.
** Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2011).Young Australians: their health and wellbeing. Cat. no. PHE 140. Canberra: AIHW.
*** Patterson, P. et al Psychometric evaluation of the offspring cancer needs instrument (OCNI): an instrument to assess the psychosocial unmet needs of young people who have a parent with cancer, Manuscript submitted for publication.