Dealing with the impact of cancer on family relationships

Cancer Council NSW

Dealing with the impact of cancer on family relationships

A cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect one person. The ripples of that diagnosis extend throughout the family group, and can change the way that family members interact and support each other. People often think that a cancer diagnosis will bring families together, but it’s normal to have conflict and to get cranky with each other.


If you’re struggling with family relationships, you can find more tips and insights in the “Family Dynamics and Cancer” episode of The Thing About Cancer podcast. In this episode, Julie McCrossin chats with oncology social worker Ray Araullo and clinical psychologist Cath Adams about practical things that people can do to manage the impact of cancer on the family.


Listen to the episode on the Cancer Council NSW website or on your phone or tablet through your favourite podcast app. If you’re new to the world of podcasts and not sure how to download or listen to them on your smartphone or tablet, see our step-by-step guide.

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