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.

 

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...

How to Cope - Caregiver

The 5 Rules of Cancer Caregiving

Ellen PolameroAlthough I’d like to tell you these are the five definitive rules for all cancer caregivers, the truth is that there really is no...

Healthy Living Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer Got Your Appetite?

Cancer comes with many side effects. Appetite loss is one of them – and a common one at that. In people with cancer, a...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Feeling Anxious? Depressed?

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event – one that can seriously affect your mental well-being. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are common among cancer...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Talking Bladder Cancer with Marilu

Michael Brown and Marilu Henner  (Photo by Jeff Katz Photography) Best known for her role as Elaine Nardo in the 1970s sitcom Taxi, five-time Golden Globe nominee...

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...