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.

 

Understanding Cancer

FDA Updates

FDA Approves First Chemoimmunotherapy Regimen for People with Relapsed or Refractory Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Polivy (polatuzumab vedotin-piiq), in combination with the chemotherapy bendamustine and a...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

My Teacher’s Name Was Cancer

Cancer has a funny way of teaching life lessons. As I near the five-year mark of my second – and, I hope, my last –...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer & Your Fertility

Cancer-related infertility is a significant cause of personal distress for many people who have faced cancer. Just talking about your fertility risks and fertility preservation...

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The Grief and Mourning of Cancer

Dr. Alan Wolfelt  Not only am I a prostate cancer survivor, but I am also a grief counselor and educator. For 40 years, I have...

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Cancer Changes Our Lives – And Our Relationships

More than 15 million Americans today are living after a cancer diagnosis, coping with the consequences of the illness itself as well as the aftereffects...

Side Effects

It’s NOT ALL in Your Head

Many survivors of cancer will experience changes in their thinking skills during and after cancer treatment. These side effects vary in severity and often improve...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Exercise Is Proven, Powerful Medicine for Cancer Survivors

In a recent report, The World Health Organization describes a growing human “pandemic of inactivity.” Here in the United States and across the planet, this...

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How Do I Tell My Kids I Have Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis reaches far beyond the person with cancer – the entire family is affected, all the way down to the youngest child. When...

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Let’s Talk about Sex after Cancer

Sex is a normal human behavior. However, it can be an intimidating topic to discuss, especially with your doctor.  It’s important to keep in mind that...

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Hope for a Life Well Lived

Gary Grieger  What is hope? One definition is that hope is a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain outcome to occur. I...

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Journaling with Cancer

As a writer working in a hospital, I have seen firsthand how intimidating a cancer survivor’s list of “shoulds” can be. That’s why I prefer...

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The Healing Power of Gratitude for Cancer Survivors

All of us have expressed a heartfelt “thank you” for receiving a gift, support, or a second chance. This acknowledgement of goodness is known as...