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.

 

Side Effects

What to Do When Cancer Treatment Causes Problems with Your Mouth and Throat

If mouth and throat side effects make it difficult to eat, try softer foods. Talk with your doctor about mouth rinses and pain medicine that...

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Why Everyone Should Try Journaling at Least Once During Their Cancer Journey

Do you wrestle with unrealized dreams, relationship issues, or lack of clarity in any area of your life? If so, you aren’t alone. Struggle and...

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Get Moving Again

Julie Goodale performs a forearm plank while exercising in the great outdoors.  By now, everyone knows they should exercise, right? We’ve heard about the health...

Side Effects

When Cancer Damages Your Nerves

Some cancer treatments cause peripheral neuropathy, a result of damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves carry information from the brain to other parts of...

Understanding Cancer

Managing the Symptoms of Polycythemia Vera

If you are coping with polycythemia vera, or PV, it’s important to keep track of your symptoms and how they affect your daily activities. Over...

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Fighting for All the Right Reasons

Larry Cockerel (right) and his wife, Debbie, pause for a photo op at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held at University of Wisconsin...

Side Effects

Take Control of Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting

Try to sip on water, fruit juices, ginger ale, tea, or sports drinks throughout the day.Nausea and vomiting are serious side effects of cancer therapy...

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Befriending Chemo

Paige Davis  Upon the moment of my breast cancer diagnosis, it was clear that I wanted to view my cancer journey as a love journey...

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Where to Find Support After Being Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer

One of the hardest things to face when you’re diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer is the overwhelming mental and emotional turmoil you may be experiencing....

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Cancer Lessons

Jim Hunter, pictured here with his youngest grandson  I’m not sure of the exact wording, but it was something along these lines: “Your scans look...

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For Cancer Survivors: Three Keys to Becoming Resilient

The day I became a person with cancer, my life shifted. I found myself embodied anew in a world of uncertainty and unknowing. All of...

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How to Own Your Sexuality in the Face of Cancer

Cancer treatment may change the way you experience your sexuality. It may change the way you sexually respond. It may even alter the sexual dynamic...