Whatever your relationship with your brother or sister was like before, it’s likely to change – for better or worse – now that cancer has come into your life.
Try to imagine how they are feeling. They are probably worried about you and may not know how to tell or show you.
Depending on their age, they might also be feeling:
Sometimes, siblings avoid their brother or sister who has cancer. Many say it is because they can’t bear to see them in pain.
You can help your brother or sister understand what you are going through. Just sitting down and talking with them about how you are both feeling is a big first step – but it should help to make things better.
You can also get them, or suggest they download, a copy of Canteen’s free book ‘Now What …? Dealing with your sibling’s cancer’.