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

Tend to Your Spirit

Merriam-Webster’s first definition of the word heal is “to make sound or whole.” So when we talk about healing, we have to address all the...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Quitting Smoking after a Cancer Diagnosis

Why quit smoking after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer? The damage is already done, right? Isn’t it too late to worry about quitting now? Besides,...

How to Cope - Survivor

Making it Work

Many people choose to work through some or all of their cancer treatment. The reason for that choice is different for every individual. Some need...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Meditation as a Path to Healing

Maya Harsaniova  Four years ago, I was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. As with every cancer survivor, my journey began when I heard my...

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Wings for Life

For cancer survivors, distant travel is sometimes necessary to reach a cancer center or hospital for treatment or a second opinion that is not available...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

Moving Forward as a Lung Cancer Survivor

A diagnosis of lung cancer can make you wonder how long you or your loved one has to live. It’s frightening to imagine a different...

Side Effects Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

Examining Cancer’s Impact on Male Sexual Health

One out of every two men will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetime. This diagnosis will alter many aspects of their...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Never Give Up

Laurie MacCaskill  At age 55, I was in perfect health and terrific physical shape. Then, one day,  I experienced a sharp, intense lightning bolt of...

How to Cope - Survivor

Exercise for the Cancer Survivor

My doctor told me I should exercise regularly. What does that mean? How long and how often should I work out? What types of exercise...

How to Cope - Survivor

Doing the ‘Write’ Thing

Cancer can seem all-consuming. But your story is far more complex. You’re a unique individual with a wealth of interests and ideas. Other people have...

How to Cope - Survivor

Maintaining Your Everyday Well-Being When You’ve Been Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer

When you are first diagnosed, it may be hard to imagine living months or years with metastatic disease. Many people find that talking to someone...

How to Cope - Survivor

Healing through Writing

Dr. Diana Raab (Photo by Melissa Musgrave) I began my writing career at age ten, sitting in my walk-in closet scribbling in my journal. My mother...