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.

 

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Stay ActiveThrough Cancer

You probably already know that exercise is an important part of staying healthy and can even help prevent disease. But what if you have cancer?...

How to Cope - Survivor

So, What Is Hope?

Four people are facing illness.  One has just learned that medical treatment has done all it could. One is nearing his sixth month of hospitalization...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Too Many Sleepless Nights?

Has this ever happened to you? You get into bed and then all the worries of the day come rushing in, leaving you tossing and...

How to Cope - Survivor

I’m Done with Cancer Treatment. Why Am I So Upset All the Time?

Everyone is celebrating the end of my treatments, but I just feel like crying.  I powered through treatment and thought I was doing just fine, but...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

What to Do After a Diagnosis of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Learning you have metastatic breast cancer can be overwhelming. Right now, you may be feeling and thinking many things all at once, and life may...

How to Cope - Caregiver

5 Things Parents Should Do If Their Child Is Diagnosed with Cancer

There are four words you never want to hear as a parent: “Your child has cancer.” As soon as those words are said, your world...

How to Cope - Survivor

Spiritual Care for Survivors of Cancer

What enlivens you? What connects you to a sense of awe or gratitude? What pursuits give you a sense of greater energy than you thought...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Living Fully

“Remember when you painted over sadness? When you brushed to the side the hurt? When you buried the anger?” Bonnie H. Wolkenstein, PhD, (2017). “Camouflage,” Postcard Poems II....

Understanding Cancer

Incredibly Useful Advice for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a group of cancers affecting cells called lymphocytes in the lymphatic system. When you have NHL, these cells begin to grow...

Survivor Stories

Testicular Cancer:

Justin Birckbichler  I had big goals for my third college homecoming on October 28, 2016 – tailgating before the football game, hitting up my favorite...

How to Cope - Survivor

Finding a Way Forward

Cancer treatment can change you physically and mentally. It can be difficult to cope with the loss of goals and activities that were important to...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Weight & Muscle Loss

If you’re a lung cancer survivor who’s lost weight and/or muscle, you may have been told that   you are at risk for or have...