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 - Survivor

Embracing Survivorship

It may surprise you to know that there are now 15.5 million cancer survivors in this country. Needless to say, much has changed for cancer...

How to Cope - Caregiver

When Your Child Has Cancer

Michele PierceYou wake up. You only have a second before reality punches you in the gut. The tears begin to fall. Soon they are streaming...

How to Cope - Caregiver

Supportive Care for Lung Cancer Survivors

Advances in early detection and the development of new treatment options have increased survival rates for people with lung cancer over the last decade. However, many...

How to Cope - Caregiver

How to be a Friend to Someone with Cancer

“Hi, friend. I wanted to let you know I have some bad news. I have cancer.” This moment has the potential to change everything,...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Integrative Oncology

Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer while in her early 50s. In the months following her diag­nosis, she underwent surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. While bat­tling...

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...