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.

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Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

DIAGNOSIS: Lung Cancer

A diagnosis of lung cancer can leave you and your loved ones feeling uncertain, anxious,  and overwhelmed. You have important treatment decisions to make, emotional...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Surviving Cancer Puts You at Risk for PTSD

Did you know that adult cancer survivors can experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD? These symptoms can persist for many years following a...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Why Is Quitting Smoking Important?

Why do cancer survivors keep smoking?  Receiving a diagnosis of cancer is often an emotionally shocking experience. A cancer diagnosis is also a life-changing event for...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Finding the Silver Lining

Beverly Bradley Photo by Rey of Light Photography  I thought of cancer as a dark cloud over me, so I was determined to find the silver...

How to Cope - Survivor

Your Legal Rights as a Cancer Survivor

Don’t wait until a legal issue arises to learn your rights. As a cancer survivor, it’s important to know your legal rights so you can...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

The Big 5-O

Diane Simard  Although I knew what I wanted out of life after breast cancer, I had to wait to organize my plans because surgery and...

How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer and the Holidays

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

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

What I Lost and What I Found

Felicia Carparelli The day I had surgery for breast cancer was the longest day of  my life. It was September 2018, and it was the first...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

Facing Cancer as an Older Adult

Did you know that the average age for being diagnosed with cancer is 67, and that your risk of getting cancer rises dramatically as you...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Humor Out of Cancer (Of All Places)

I am a six-year survivor of incurable leukemia, diagnosed during a routine physical just after I turned 40. Some people erroneously (or at least grossly...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

10 Tips for Living Well with a Diagnosis of MPN

Eating a healthy diet can provide much-needed energy and nutrients to your body while you are coping with MPN.The journey through a diagnosis of a...

How to Cope - Survivor

Becoming Resilient

Everyone knows about the medical strategies we use to fight cancer – chemotherapy, radiation, immunotherapy, surgery. But what about the psychological strategies? What about resilience? What...