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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Getting Your Groove Back

(Photo by digitalskillet/Bigstock.com). As a mental health therapist, I work with people who are trying to rediscover their sexual selves after a cancer diagnosis. Everyone I...

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How Being an Entrepreneur Helped Me in My Fight against Cancer

Jonathan Passley  Cancer is not an opponent I expected to encounter at age 29. Most people my age aren’t forced to confront their mortality so...

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Help Yourself

There are more than 15.5 million cancer survivors living in the United States today, and this number is expected to nearly double by 2040. Cancer...