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

“Congratulations! We’ll see you in six months.”  These are the words you’ve been waiting to hear since the moment you were diagnosed with cancer. But all...

How to Cope - Survivor

Gain Control of Your Anxiety and Depression

Following treatment, most cancer survivors do quite well. Some, however, experience anxiety and depression, which is normal and common, but at the extreme, anxiety and...

How to Cope - Survivor

Don’t shut them out

Experts consider open parent-child communication the most effective means for supporting a child whose parent has cancer. It is understandably upsetting to children and teenagers...

How to Cope - Survivor

Facing Cancer as a Senior Adult

No two seniors are the same. Each senior adult has an individual set of goals and values they bring with them to managing their cancer...

How to Cope - Survivor

You Can Break Free from Nicotine Addiction

Many smokers who have been diagnosed with cancer continue to smoke, though they may not understand why. After all, they are aware of the ill-effects...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

When Metastatic Breast Cancer Brings Up Strong Feelings

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can evoke many difficult emotions, including shock, anger, and sadness. These are  all normal reactions. It’s extremely   important...

How to Cope - Survivor

How to Care for Yourself When You Have Lung Cancer

After you receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, it is normal to feel scared and alone. Here are some things you can do to help...

How to Cope - Survivor

Brace Yourself for the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer

Living with cancer is like being  on a roller coaster ride, one that affects not only your physical health but also your emotional and spiritual...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Catch Those Zzz’s

Everyone needs a good night of sleep – and on a regular basis. Both good quantity and good quality sleep are essential for good health.  The...

Understanding Cancer

Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Found to Be Superior to Standard Treatment for Some People with Chronic Leukemia

An interim analysis of a large phase 3 clinical trial has found that the combination of ibrutinib plus rituximab was superior to standard treatment for...

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Cobie Smulders: Strong. Empowered. Survivor.

Cobie Smulders  Most known for playing Robin Sherbatzky on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Cobie Smulders is a woman who knows how...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Am I Lucky?

Michelle Burleigh  The 10-year survival rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia is 80 to 90 percent. This is what I was told when I was diagnosed...