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

Aftershocks

Aftershocks, that’s what I call them. Those sudden, jarring reminders that I’ve twice danced with cancer and lived to tell the tale.  Most days, I forget...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer

On Becoming a Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivor

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are those that arise from the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, anus, and small and large intestines. These cancers are often...

Survivor Stories

The Power of the Journey

Mary Sand. Seven miles outside of Grand Forks, North Dakota, on I-29 South, is a billboard, advertising a state college, that says “The Power of the...

Healthy Living

Put Down That Cigarette and READ THIS

You have cancer. The biopsy and the scan results are back. Some days, you feel like you’re stuck in a bad dream. There are more...

Understanding Cancer

What Happens When You Have a Mental Health Disorder and Are Diagnosed with Cancer

Millions of people in the U.S. live with mental health disorders. These include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, substance addiction, and eating disorders,...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma and its treatment often cause side effects. In addition to providing treatment to slow, stop, or eliminate the cancer, an important part of...

Survivor Stories

What’s Chemo Like?

Chris Tueart. After my diagnosis of follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, my doctors suggested a treatment plan that included an initial course of chemotherapy,...

How to Cope - Caregiver

How to Rock Cancer Caregiving

Marlys Johnson. When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer and you’re suddenly thrust into the caregiving role, it can be difficult sometimes to know what...

Survivor Stories

Laughing with Cancer

Ian Mair. In the fight against cancer, survivors develop coping skills. Some turn to God or spirituality, some to friends, and some to renewed vigor in...

Healthy Living

Protect Yourself from Infection

Practicing good hygiene is one of the best methods for preventing infections.Infections are illnesses caused by microorganisms (germs) such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. People...

Healthy Living

Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This well-known slogan from an old television ad highlights the high risk of falling among senior citizens....

Healthy Living

Get Up. Get Motivated. Get Active.

As a cancer exercise specialist, I have a very important message for cancer survivors – stay active. Exercise not only can increase your chances of...