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

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...

How to Cope - Survivor

How Are You, Really?

How are you? This is often the first thing a doctor says when you arrive for an appointment. While it’s a simple question, it’s one...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

How to Make Exercise a Part of Your Post-Cancer Life

It has been six years since the American College of Sports Medicine published their recommendations that all cancer survivors should strive to avoid inactivity. Since...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

New Normal ? What’s That?

Nancy, with Sophie and Elsie, her two special cancer eyewitnesses and secret keepers  It’s been more than six years since my breast cancer diagnosis, so...

How to Cope - Survivor

Do You Know Your Healthcare Rights?

As a cancer survivor, it’s important to know your legal rights so you can advocate for yourself, before legal issues become a problem. Don’t wait...

Survivor Stories Side Effects

Curly Hair

Diane Young (Photo by George C. Anderson)  In late January 2015, I was diagnosed with uterine cancer – stage IIIC. My oncologist recommended a “sandwich” treatment...

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Art & Meditation for the Cancer Journey

Art. Meditation. These two words stir performance anxiety in many of us. In fact, you may be thinking to yourself, This sounds nice, but it’s...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients and survivors. For some people, fatigue persists even years after completing...

Healthy Living Side Effects

A Recipe for Getting the Nutrition You Need during Cancer Treatment

Eating high-calorie, low-volume snacks can help you maintain your weight when your appetite just isn’t there.  Anyone who’s been diagnosed with cancer knows that cancer...