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.

 

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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...

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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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Annual Report to the Nation: Overall Cancer Mortality Continues to Decline

The latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer finds that, for all cancer sites combined, cancer death rates continued to decline...

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Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Chemotherapy treatments for certain types of cancer may cause a common nerve condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short.  What are the symptoms of...

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Cancer Survivors, Local Communities to Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day® on Sunday, June 2

With more than 15.5 million people living with and beyond cancer in the U.S. today – and more than 32 million cancer survivors worldwide –...

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SNL Alum Vanessa Bayer

Vanessa Bayer Photo by Dana Edelson/NBC Known for her megawatt smile, Vanessa Bayer is a Saturday Night Live alum whose seven-season career with the iconic late-night show...

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Cancer & the Workplace: Making Employment Laws Work for You

Hearing the words “You have cancer” can understandably leave you feeling overwhelmed. People newly diagnosed with cancer are consumed with thoughts about their health, their...

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After Cancer, Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live Your Daily Life

After cancer treatment, simple tasks like doing laundry may become challenging. Occupational therapy can help.  According to the American Cancer Society, by 2029 there will...

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Life After Lung Cancer

Life after lung cancer is certainly not without its challenges. However, you can live a full, meaningful life as a lung cancer survivor.  According to...

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Our Stories Are Meant to Be Shared

Annette Crabtree  The day before my freshman year of high school, I was rushed to the emergency room. I had been struggling with lower back...

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Food for Thought

Good nutrition is essential for keeping all human beings healthy and strong. It is even more important for people undergoing cancer treatment.  Cancer can cause you...

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When a Parent Has Cancer

When a parent is diagnosed with cancer, one of the first questions they ask is “What do we tell the kids?” Unfortunately, many things happen...