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

Sexuality and the Woman with Cancer

Female sexuality is complex and multifaceted. In the past, re­searchers have described the sexual response cycle using a linear model consisting of five phases, each one...

How to Cope - Survivor

Express Yourself

A cancer diagnosis can change how you seek support from others. You may look to close friends for lighthearted distraction, or unwavering reassurance, in stressful moments....

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

4 Things Every Survivor Should Know about Cancer Rehabilitation

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, there’s a good chance – scien­tifically speaking – that rehabilitation can help improve your daily...

Side Effects

Collateral Damage

Dry, itchy skin. Yellow, cracked nails. Cancer treatment can do a number on your skin and nails. Take these steps to minimize the damage. Cancer treatments...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Nourishing Your Emotional Health during Breast Cancer

There’s no doubt about it; a cancer diagnosis – of any kind – has a way of challenging your emo­tional well-being. For breast cancer survivors,...

Side Effects

Tackling Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most prevalent and troubling side effects cancer survivors face, both during treatment and after treatment ends. Cancer-related fatigue is a...

Survivor Stories

Advice for My Teenage Self

You never expect to be told that you have cancer, but on February 14, 2010, Valentine’s Day, it hap­pened to me. In a matter of...

How to Cope - Caregiver

A Husband’s Journey Through a Double Mastectomy

Chris Spires.  Breast Cancer. Like so many, I’ve seen the pink ribbons, watched women in pink t-shirts hit the streets for fundraising 5Ks, and cheered on...

How to Cope - Survivor

Grief

Everyone experiences it. Some people fear it, desperately seek­ing to get out of it quickly. Others wrap it around themselves and sink deeply into it, sometimes...

Understanding Cancer

Coping with Bladder Cancer

A diagnosis of bladder cancer can leave you and your loved ones feeling uncertain, anx­ious, and overwhelmed. There are important treatment decisions to make, emotional concerns...

How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Comes Calling

May was in her early 30s when she was diagnosed with ad­vanced breast cancer. When we met, she was using a wheelchair, no longer able...

Survivor Stories

Sean Swarner — Defying the Odds

Sean Swarner bundles up for the polar climate. (Photo by Igor Kropotov) Completing the Explorers Grand Slam, which includes climbing the highest mountain on every continent...