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

Making Progress Against Cancer

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute  Over the last few years, I’ve had the great privilege of visiting a variety of...

How to Cope - Survivor

Mastering Mindfulness

As we go about our daily lives, our natural tendency is to focus on planning what we need to do or have to do next....

Understanding Cancer

Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment

If you’ve been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, your doctor can help you make sense of the treatment options available. Before making a...

Understanding Cancer

Sexuality and the Woman with Cancer

Female sexuality is complex and multifaceted. In the past, re­searchers have described the sexual response cycle using a linear model consisting of five phases, each one...

How to Cope - Survivor

Express Yourself

A cancer diagnosis can change how you seek support from others. You may look to close friends for lighthearted distraction, or unwavering reassurance, in stressful moments....

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

4 Things Every Survivor Should Know about Cancer Rehabilitation

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, there’s a good chance – scien­tifically speaking – that rehabilitation can help improve your daily...

Side Effects

Collateral Damage

Dry, itchy skin. Yellow, cracked nails. Cancer treatment can do a number on your skin and nails. Take these steps to minimize the damage. Cancer treatments...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Nourishing Your Emotional Health during Breast Cancer

There’s no doubt about it; a cancer diagnosis – of any kind – has a way of challenging your emo­tional well-being. For breast cancer survivors,...

Side Effects

Tackling Cancer-Related Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most prevalent and troubling side effects cancer survivors face, both during treatment and after treatment ends. Cancer-related fatigue is a...

Survivor Stories

Advice for My Teenage Self

You never expect to be told that you have cancer, but on February 14, 2010, Valentine’s Day, it hap­pened to me. In a matter of...

How to Cope - Caregiver

A Husband’s Journey Through a Double Mastectomy

Chris Spires.  Breast Cancer. Like so many, I’ve seen the pink ribbons, watched women in pink t-shirts hit the streets for fundraising 5Ks, and cheered on...

How to Cope - Survivor

Grief

Everyone experiences it. Some people fear it, desperately seek­ing to get out of it quickly. Others wrap it around themselves and sink deeply into it, sometimes...