Siblings

Find out more about the impact of cancer on the lives of siblings of cancer patients:

 

  • Read our Research Snapshot on the needs of young people who have a brother or sister 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 the how CanTeen supports young people who have a brother or sister who has been diagnosed with cancer (or who has died with cancer) here.

 

* McDonald, F., Patterson, P., Butow., & White, K., Adolescent and Young adult Siblings of Cancer Patients: Understanding Unmet Psychosocial Needs & Psychological Distress, 43rd Congress of the International Society for Pediatric Oncology 2011: Auckland, New Zealand.
** 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 Sibling Cancer Needs Instrument (SCNI) an instrument to assess the psychosocial unmet needs of young people who have a sibling with cancer, Manuscript submitted for publication.