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.

 

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Caregiver

The Man I Love Has Cancer

Yvonne Watterson with Scott. The man I love has cancer. And, after months of deliberation, of decisions made and decisions overturned, he has begun treatment. Radiation...

Understanding Cancer

Is Breast Cancer in Your Genes?

About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Although, most of the time, the cause...

Understanding Cancer

Diagnosis: Multiple Myeloma

Plasma cell neoplasms are diseases in which the body makes too many plasma cells. Multiple myeloma is a type of plasma cell neoplasm.  In multiple myeloma,...

How to Cope - Survivor

Getting Your Groove Back

(Photo by digitalskillet/Bigstock.com). As a mental health therapist, I work with people who are trying to rediscover their sexual selves after a cancer diagnosis. Everyone I...

Healthy Living

Should Cancer Survivors Practice Yoga?

Yoga is a mind-body therapy that typically involves three components: physical alignment poses (called asanas), breathing techniques (called pranayamas), and mindful exercise (called meditation). The...

Survivor Stories

New Year, New Me

Ilse Anderson  I was on the cusp of my new life, traveling the world, growing as an artist, and exploring new avenues of spirituality. I...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

How Being an Entrepreneur Helped Me in My Fight against Cancer

Jonathan Passley  Cancer is not an opponent I expected to encounter at age 29. Most people my age aren’t forced to confront their mortality so...

How to Cope - Survivor

Help Yourself

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States today, and this number is expected to nearly double by 2040. Cancer...

Healthy Living Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Complementary Medicine

Aromatherapy has been shown to promote a general sense of well-being, improving quality of life and overall wellness in cancer survivors.Each passing year seems to...

How to Cope - Survivor

Unlock the Healing Power of Forgiveness

Any cancer survivor can tell you that the challenges brought on by a cancer diagnosis aren’t just physical. For many people, the greatest challenges are...

Understanding Cancer

Polycythemia Vera Explained

Polycythemia vera, or PV, is one of a group of progressive blood cancers called myeloproliferative neoplasms, or MPNs. This group also includes essential thrombocythemia and...

Survivor Stories

How to Find Gratitude and Hold on to It with Both Hands

Dara Kurtz. I’ve always been a polite person. I say “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome” on a regular basis. But just because I’m courteous doesn’t...