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.

 

Survivor Stories

Lessons That Cancer Taught Me

Heather Hall. This year I celebrate a special anniversary – 20 years as a cancer survivor. While it's an anniversary that my family and friends celebrate...

Healthy Living Side Effects

Conquering Cancer Cachexia

Your family members may have the false impression that you’re not trying, particularly when you feel full after just a few bites of food.The term...

Understanding Cancer

What is Polycythemia Vera?

Polycythemia vera is a disease in which too many red blood cells are made in the bone marrow. In polycythemia vera, or PV, the blood...

Survivor Stories

I’m Not Dead Yet

Katie Suss, who is 15 and has a nice voice and a long history of theatrical camps, said I needed a theme song and...

How to Cope - Survivor

You Don't Have to Go It Alone

A common experience for people living with cancer - whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, dealing with a recurrence, or in survivorship - is the...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

The “Write” Way to Heal

When I experienced one diagnosis of cancer after another over the span of five years, my life looked like a disaster, especially with a divorce...

Understanding Cancer

What is Multiple Myeloma? And How Is It Diagnosed?

Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that starts in the plasma cells of bone marrow. Myeloma is different from bone cancer because it begins in...

Healthy Living

Secrets to a Good Night’s Sleep for Cancer Survivors

Sleep is a basic physiologic need, as important as food and air to our health and wellbeing. However, when you have been diagnosed with cancer,...

Side Effects

Get Help for the Sexual Side Effects of Prostate Cancer Treatment

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer often want to know, “How will cancer affect my sex life?” Although beating cancer is certainly the first concern, many men...

How to Cope - Survivor

Making Sure the Kids Are All Right

Crystal Zelman. Children are super resilient. They are amazing beings with their own thoughts, feelings, experi­ences, ways of coping, and support systems. With that said, however, most...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Kelly Tough

Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly shares how he stayed "Kelly Tough" through two rounds with cancer. (Photo by Benjamin Norman) NFL Hall of Famer Jim...

Survivor Stories

When Life Gives You Cancer, Find the Celebration

Shannon Doan-Duff celebrates her “second lease on life” by enjoying the great outdoors with her family. Only 11 weeks after my dad was diagnosed with advanced...