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

The Dish on Good Nutrition

Maintaining good nutrition during and after cancer treatment is essential for recovery. A healthy diet can help boost energy, manage body weight, reduce infection risk, and...

Survivor Stories

Cancer is Only the Beginning

I guess you could say I was lucky – leukemia wasn’t too bad for me. I mean, sure, at the time, it was horrible, the...

How to Cope - Survivor

I’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Cancer. Now What?

A diagnosis of any type of cancer can be shocking and devastat­ing, even if it is treatable or curable. When you first learn you have...

How to Cope - Survivor

A Fresh Take on Journaling through Cancer

You’ve probably heard this be­fore, but if you’re a cancer survivor (or the care partner of a cancer survivor), writing down your feelings and...

Understanding Cancer

New Developments in Cancer Research 2017

CAR T-Cell Therapy Sends Multiple Myeloma into Lasting Remission In an early clinical trial, 33 out of 35 people...

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...