Coping with Cancer

A wide variety of professionals share their knowledge and experience in easy-to-read, relevant articles, and patients, caregivers, and survivors share their strategies for coping with cancer.


Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Time for a Reflection

Jane Rubin  As I approach the 10th anniversary of my peritoneal cancer diagnosis (and 20th for breast cancer), I am compelled to hit pause and...

How to Cope - Survivor

Fitting Cancer into the School Year

Find time to connect with your kids – play, relax, and forget about cancer for a moment.It’s back-to-school season! This time of year can be...

How to Cope - Survivor

Why Should I Quit Smoking Even After a Cancer Diagnosis?

Although most people know that smoking is the most preventable cause of illness in the United States, there is considerably less awareness about the risks...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Your Most Personal Questions about Post-Cancer Relationships and Intimacy, Answered

As psychologists who work with cancer survivors, we often address concerns about cancer’s effect on relationships and intimacy. Here are our answers to some of...

How to Cope - Survivor

How to Cope with the Stress of Cancer

Living with cancer and its treatment can introduce new stressors into your life. Along your cancer journey, you may experience stress from adjusting to illness,...

Understanding Cancer

Future Directions in Cancer Survivorship and Aging

Douglas R. Lowy, MD Declining cancer deaths … More survivors living longer … An exciting time in cancer research and care …  Although these statements may sound...

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How to Cope - Survivor

Let Go of the Hurt and R.E.A.C.H. Toward Forgiveness

Coping with cancer is stressful – not only for the person diagnosed but also for everyone in his or her life. When people are under...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Treating the Pain of Cancer

Pain, as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain, is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue...

How to Cope - Survivor

Bouncing Back from Cancer

Diane Young (Photo by George C. Anderson)   The first time I heard the word resilience used in connection with my name, I had just received a single...

How to Cope - Survivor

Write. Heal. Grow.

Eleven years ago, I participated in a writing and healing group at Stanford University that would serve as an integral part of my treatment and...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Finding My Way

Thirteen years ago, I sat in a waiting room for my consultation with the board of doctors who would decide how my cancer journey would...

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