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I'm so sorry to hear of your aunt's diagnosis and of your grandmother's passing.
You want to help your aunt and talk to your parents, but you're not sure how since they haven't told you the news. Well, I think you have a few options.
First, you can simply tell your parents that you are concerned that something is wrong with your aunt, and would they please discuss it with you. You could do this at dinner or after dinner when everyone is more relaxed. Be calm and direct and tell them you would like to help but don't know how until you know what's happening.
Second, you could speak to your guidance counselor at school and get his/her advice. Counselors don't just handle problems with school but also help students with problems at home. Make an appointment and tell your counselor what you just told us.
You could also approach your aunt directly and simply ask her. Express your love and concern to her and tell her that you want to help...ask her what you can do to make this easier for her. She will greatly appreciate it, sarah. You might want to tell her about this web site. It's wonderful and helped me when I was diagnosed 12 years ago. I'm doing great, and I bet your aunt will too.
Your aunt sounds like a fighter...that's great. She's in good company here. Whatever you decide to do is right for you. Just follow your heart, sarah. I'll bet you find that you have some friends whose families have also been touched by breast cancer. Ask around and see...ask them "what did you do?"
Keep us posted, sarah...let us know what happens. You have friends here, hon.