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.

 

How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Happens Does It Take Courage to Hope?

Kelly Grosklags (Photo by George Byron Griffiths) In my oncology psychotherapy practice, I see people daily who dance with hope. It is a bittersweet word to...

Side Effects

Frequently Asked Questions about Cancer-Related Fatigue

Cancer related fatigue is a very common problem that affects many people living with cancer, as well as cancer survivors. Unlike routine fatigue, which generally...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Boxer Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs shows off his World Boxing Association middleweight championship belt near the Brooklyn Bridge in his hometown of New York, NY. (Photo by Rosie...

How to Cope - Survivor

Learning to Advocate for Yourself to Get the Support You Need through Cancer

Communicating your needs when you have cancer may seem straightforward, but for many people, self-advocacy can be challenging. However, once you learn how to advocate...

How to Cope - Survivor

Finding Holiday Joy While Coping with Cancer

The holiday season can be a wonderful time of year, filled with cherished traditions and quality time spent with loved ones. It can be the...

Survivor Stories

Aftershocks

Aftershocks, that’s what I call them. Those sudden, jarring reminders that I’ve twice danced with cancer and lived to tell the tale.  Most days, I forget...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer

On Becoming a Gastrointestinal Cancer Survivor

Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are those that arise from the esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bile ducts, anus, and small and large intestines. These cancers are often...

Survivor Stories

The Power of the Journey

Mary Sand. Seven miles outside of Grand Forks, North Dakota, on I-29 South, is a billboard, advertising a state college, that says “The Power of the...

Healthy Living

Put Down That Cigarette and READ THIS

You have cancer. The biopsy and the scan results are back. Some days, you feel like you’re stuck in a bad dream. There are more...

Understanding Cancer

What Happens When You Have a Mental Health Disorder and Are Diagnosed with Cancer

Millions of people in the U.S. live with mental health disorders. These include depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and panic disorders, substance addiction, and eating disorders,...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer

Multiple Myeloma

Multiple myeloma and its treatment often cause side effects. In addition to providing treatment to slow, stop, or eliminate the cancer, an important part of...

Survivor Stories

What’s Chemo Like?

Chris Tueart. After my diagnosis of follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, my doctors suggested a treatment plan that included an initial course of chemotherapy,...