When Your Brother or Sister Has Cancer: A Guide for Teens

Below is a list of topics covered in this booklet about coping with a cancer diagnosis for a sibling. The book is specifically written for teens with color illustrations and thought bubbles. These booklets are available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center.


This booklet is for you.

Chapter 1: You’ve just learned that your brother or sister has cancer.

Chapter 2: Learning About Cancer

Chapter 3: Cancer Treatment

Chapter 4: Becoming a Stem Cell Donor

Chapter 5: What your brother or sister may be feeling

Chapter 6: Changes in your family

Chapter 7: How you can help your brother or sister

Chapter 8: Taking Care of Yourself

Chapter 9: You and Your Friends

Chapter 10: Finding Support

Chapter 11: After Treatment

Chapter 12: The road ahead

Chapter 13: Learning More on Your Own

Chart A:  Monitoring Tests

Chart B: Cancer Team Members