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 How to Cope - Survivor

The Power of Acceptance

In October 2011, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Given that five other members of my immediate family have perished from various forms of cancer, I...

How to Cope - Caregiver

In Sickness and in Health

While a cancer diag­nosis is given to just one person, it can have a ripple effect on everyone who cares about that person. For many...

How to Cope - Survivor

Write to Heal

“You want me to do what?" Convincing people with cancer to write about their thoughts and feelings as a coping strategy can be a hard...

How to Cope - Survivor

What Do I Tell the Kids?

If you’re facing the challenge of parenting with cancer, you’re not alone – many cancer survi­vors have children under the age of 18. A cancer...

Healthy Living

Where Can I Go for Cancer Rehabilitation?

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors in the United States. This number will increase to an estimated 20 million by the year 2026....

Survivor Stories

Finding My Cancer Lifeline

Roberta Aberle. Cancer has always been a constant in my family. Even from an early age, I’ve always known I was at risk. Several uncles and...

Side Effects

A New Approach to Managing Cancer-Related Pain

Pain medications have gotten a lot of press over the past couple of years. It seems a new story about the dangers of pain medications...

Side Effects

Get a Handle on Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Try to sip on water, fruit juices, ginger ale, tea, or sports drinks throughout the day.Nausea and vomiting are serious side effects of cancer therapy...

How to Cope - Survivor

Surviving Cancer With Music by Your Side

Whether you have cancer, had cancer, or are caring for someone with cancer, that word – cancer – likely enters your mind a lot. Once...

How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Calls into Question Everything You Thought You Knew

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas

Grammy-winning rapper Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas discusses fighting cancer and creating an anthem to inspire other cancer survivors. (Photo courtesy of Taboo.) Born Jimmy...

How to Cope - Survivor

Cheers to the Holidays…

For most, the holiday season is a wonderful time of year, filled with cherished traditions and time spent with loved ones. However, when you’re dealing...