Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents

May/June 2019  –  Volume 33  –  Issue 3

An independent publication written by and for the national cancer community

Vanessa Bayer
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6  On the Cover: SNL Alum Vanessa Bayer Talks Facing Leukemia with Laughter
The Emmy-nominated actress opens up about how battling cancer as a teenager shaped her career in comedy.

8  Cancer & the Workplace: Making Employment Laws Work for You
Do you know your legal rights as a cancer survivor?

10  Bouncing Back from Cancer
6 steps to building resilience after a cancer diagnosis

11  Life After Lung Cancer
Overcoming the challenges of lung cancer survivorship

15  Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
What are the symptoms? And how can I manage this common side effect of chemotherapy?

18  Write. Heal. Grow.
The benefits of therapeutic writing for cancer survivors

19  What Is Polycythemia Vera?

23  Food for Thought: Getting the Nutrition You Need During Cancer Treatment
Managing the nutrition-related side effects of cancer treatment can be tricky. Here's your guide for overcoming the most common barriers to good nutrition.

26  When a Parent Has Cancer
Tips you can use to help your children cope with your diagnosis

30  Treating the Pain of Cancer
A comprehensive list of strategies for managing cancer-related pain

32  Let Go of the Hurt and R.E.A.C.H. Toward Forgiveness
How to embrace the freedom of forgiveness as a cancer survivor

33  After Cancer, Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live Your Daily Life
During and after cancer treatment, simple tasks like bathing, dressing, or managing the home may become challenging. Occupational therapy can help.



Survivor   17, 29
Reflections   25
FDA Update   28
Survivors Guide   34