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 - Caregiver

How to Rock Cancer Caregiving

Marlys Johnson. When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer and you’re suddenly thrust into the caregiving role, it can be difficult sometimes to know what...

Survivor Stories

Laughing with Cancer

Ian Mair. In the fight against cancer, survivors develop coping skills. Some turn to God or spirituality, some to friends, and some to renewed vigor in...

Healthy Living

Protect Yourself from Infection

Practicing good hygiene is one of the best methods for preventing infections.Infections are illnesses caused by microorganisms (germs) such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. People...

Healthy Living

Taking Steps to Prevent Falls

“Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This well-known slogan from an old television ad highlights the high risk of falling among senior citizens....

Healthy Living

Get Up. Get Motivated. Get Active.

As a cancer exercise specialist, I have a very important message for cancer survivors – stay active. Exercise not only can increase your chances of...

Understanding Cancer

What Is Primary Myelofibrosis?

Primary myelofibrosis, or MF, is  a chronic blood cancer in which excessive scar tissue forms in the bone marrow and impairs its ability to produce...

Survivor Stories

Finding Happiness after Cancer

Gary Grieger.  For the past 17 years, my family and I have been dealing with cancer. No one has heard us complain or seen us feel...

How to Cope - Survivor

Just Got Diagnosed?

“I just got diagnosed with cancer. Now what do I do?” As a therapist who specializes in working with people facing a serious medical diagnosis, including...

Survivor Stories

Cancer. Again.

Jessica Melore. How many times does lightning strike? I asked myself as I heard the doctor say the last words I wanted to hear: Cancer. Again. Should...

Understanding Cancer

Dual Diagnosis: Diabetes + Cancer

More than 29 million people in the United States are living with diabetes. Of those, 8 million don’t know they have it. An even greater...

How to Cope - Survivor

Writing Your Way Through Cancer

Writing can be therapeutic during cancer treatment and beyond. It can provide an opportunity for self-expression and serve as a helpful distraction. Research shows that,...

How to Cope - Survivor

Facing the Fear of Cancer Recurrence

Almost all cancer survivors have  a few things in common: shock at being diagnosed, significant challenges in dealing with the side effects of treatment, and...