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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How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Comes Calling

May was in her early 30s when she was diagnosed with ad­vanced breast cancer. When we met, she was using a wheelchair, no longer able...

Healthy Living Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Cancer Got Your Appetite?

Cancer comes with many side effects. Appetite loss is one of them – and a common one at that. In people with cancer, a...

Side Effects How to Cope - Survivor

Feeling Anxious? Depressed?

A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event – one that can seriously affect your mental well-being. Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders are common among cancer...

How to Cope - Survivor

You Don't Have to Go It Alone

A common experience for people living with cancer - whether they are newly diagnosed, in treatment, dealing with a recurrence, or in survivorship - is the...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

The “Write” Way to Heal

When I experienced one diagnosis of cancer after another over the span of five years, my life looked like a disaster, especially with a divorce...

How to Cope - Survivor

Making Sure the Kids Are All Right

Crystal Zelman. Children are super resilient. They are amazing beings with their own thoughts, feelings, experi­ences, ways of coping, and support systems. With that said, however, most...

How to Cope - Survivor

Embracing Survivorship

It may surprise you to know that there are now 15.5 million cancer survivors in this country. Needless to say, much has changed for cancer...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Integrative Oncology

Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer while in her early 50s. In the months following her diag­nosis, she underwent surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. While bat­tling...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

The Power of Acceptance

In October 2011, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Given that five other members of my immediate family have perished from various forms of cancer, I...

How to Cope - Survivor

Write to Heal

“You want me to do what?" Convincing people with cancer to write about their thoughts and feelings as a coping strategy can be a hard...

How to Cope - Survivor

What Do I Tell the Kids?

If you’re facing the challenge of parenting with cancer, you’re not alone – many cancer survi­vors have children under the age of 18. A cancer...

How to Cope - Survivor

Surviving Cancer With Music by Your Side

Whether you have cancer, had cancer, or are caring for someone with cancer, that word – cancer – likely enters your mind a lot. Once...