Finding my new normal: Life after my child's cancer treatment has finished

5. What the experts say?

If you feel you are struggling remember you are not alone.

Research suggests parents and carers can feel distress a number of years after treatment has ended.  Some parents report symptoms of posttraumatic stress.2  

However, studies also show for both parents and children that they have learned their own strengths and skills.  Parents can be very emotionally resilient after children have been successfully treated3.