Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents

November/December 2018  –  Volume 32  –  Issue 6

An independent publication written by and for the national cancer community

Cobie Smulders
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Holiday cup and ornament


6  On the Cover: Cobie Smulders – Strong. Empowered. Survivor.
The How I Met Your Mother star opens up about surviving ovarian cancer, becoming a mother, and being grateful for the life she has.

8  Take Control of the Cancer Conversation
What to do when someone says something foolish, insensitive, or offensive about your cancer diagnosis

11  When Metastatic Breast Cancer Brings Up Strong Feelings
The first step is to recognize your emotions and know that it’s OK to feel this way.

14  How Mindfulness Can Help You Reclaim Your Life After Cancer

16  Coping® Magazine’s Guide to Lodging Assistance
Many people will travel for cancer treatment, but finding accommodations can be a challenge. This guide can help.

17  Expert Advice For Young Adult Cancer Survivors
What to do when you’re a young adult, you have cancer, and you feel like no one “gets it”

18  Finding Calm in the Midst of Chaos
You may feel as if your life is spinning out of control. Here’s how you can regain composure.

20  8 Tips to Make the Most of the Holidays
22  Cooking Up Cancer Care
A caregiver’s guide to nutrition for a loved one with cancer (Recipe included!)

26  Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

27  Easing the Pain of Cancer
Strategies for treating the physical pain experienced by people with cancer

28  You Can Break Free from Nicotine Addiction

29  Cancer, the Flu, & You
Cancer increases your risk for flu complications. Learn how to protect yourself.

30  Catch Those Zzz’s
Tips for cancer survivors on how to get a better night’s sleep

31  Transform Your Hurt into Healing
Cultivating self-forgiveness after a cancer diagnosis

32  How to Care for Yourself When You Have Lung Cancer
After a diagnosis of lung cancer, it’s normal to feel scared and alone. These self-care tactics may help.

34  Brace Yourself for the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer



Survivor   10
Reflections   21
FDA Update   24

Cancer Survivors Guide   35