My Parent Has Cancer and It Really Sucks


With advice from doctors, therapists, clergy, and kids who have “been there,” this book normalizes many of the thoughts and feelings teens experience and offers insights that may provide a different perspective to explore.


A book specifically for the family member most forgotten when cancer strikes a parent: teens. Picture this: Your mom or dad has cancer-and suddenly, everything’s different. Your parents are distracted by doctor’s visits and treatments. Your friends can’t understand what you’re going through. And you feel like there is absolutely no one to turn to. Unfortunately this is the hard, cold reality that more than 1 million teens face every day. This is why writer Marc Silver and his daughter Maya Silver-who was a teenager when her mother was diagnosed with cancer-have compiled a collection of stories and advice from more than 100 teens who have faced this crisis and the experts who helped them.

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Weight .67 lbs
Dimensions 8.36 × 6.03 × .7 in