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.

 

Understanding Cancer

Polycythemia Vera Explained

Polycythemia vera, or PV, is one of a group of progressive blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. This group also includes essential thrombocythemia and...

Survivor Stories

How to Find Gratitude and Hold on to It with Both Hands

Dara Kurtz. I’ve always been a polite person. I say “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome” on a regular basis. But just because I’m courteous doesn’t...

Survivor Stories

Down the San Juan River

Claudia Foster. I have run rapids before, but never ones like these. I have breast cancer. Two months ago, a phone call changed my river’s course....

Healthy Living

Yoga May Boost Physical and Mental Health of People with Advanced Lung Cancer, and Their Caregivers

New research, presented at the 2017 Palliative and Supportive Care in Oncology Symposium in San Diego, CA, shows that yoga offered both physical and mental...

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Beating Cancer One Bite at a Time

Being diagnosed with cancer can be overwhelming and scary. You probably feel as if many things are out of your control. However, an important part...

Survivor Stories

Travel Is Part of My Recovery Plan

Bisa at Three Sisters in Blue Mountains. Before I had ever taken my first trip, I knew I loved travel. As an adult, I’ve managed to...

Survivor Stories

The Determination I Didn’t Know I Had

Anita Wasserburger is pictured with her four grandsons. They call her Merna.  At 73 years young, I am fully enjoying my life. I am blessed...

How to Cope - Survivor

How to Handle Difficult Emotions After a Cancer Diagnosis

It’s OK to talk about your worries and fears. In fact, it’s good for you to open up.Finding out  that you have cancer – and...

Understanding Cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer

Today, more and more women and men with metastatic breast cancer are living longer, meaningful, and productive lives. While the search for a cure continues,...

Survivor Stories

What Do You Get for the Person Who Saved Your Life?

Kate Houghton. My cancer journey begins like that of many young adults: I didn’t feel well. My plan was to go to the doctor and get...

How to Cope - Caregiver

Caring for Your Loved One with Lung Cancer

In recent years, there have been some exciting developments in treating lung cancer. But  a diagnosis of lung cancer can still be overwhelming and leave...

How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Happens Does It Take Courage to Hope?

Kelly Grosklags (Photo by George Byron Griffiths) In my oncology psychotherapy practice, I see people daily who dance with hope. It is a bittersweet word to...