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

How to Handle Difficult Emotions After a Cancer Diagnosis

It’s OK to talk about your worries and fears. In fact, it’s good for you to open up.Finding out  that you have cancer – and...

How to Cope - Survivor

When Cancer Happens Does It Take Courage to Hope?

Kelly Grosklags (Photo by George Byron Griffiths) In my oncology psychotherapy practice, I see people daily who dance with hope. It is a bittersweet word to...

How to Cope - Survivor

Learning to Advocate for Yourself to Get the Support You Need through Cancer

Communicating your needs when you have cancer may seem straightforward, but for many people, self-advocacy can be challenging. However, once you learn how to advocate...

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...

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...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

Multiple Myeloma

Your oncologist, nurses, and other members of your healthcare team work together to treat your multiple myeloma. Since medical ap­pointments are...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

For Lung Cancer Survivors

When you are diagnosed with lung cancer and start receiv­ing treatments, you begin to realize the many changes that are hap­pening in your life....

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Keeping Up Appearances

Where I come from, looking good was all that mattered. In Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the 1950s, what you wore to church on Sunday was...

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I’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Cancer. Now What?

A diagnosis of any type of cancer can be shocking and devastat­ing, even if it is treatable or curable. When you first learn you have...

How to Cope - Survivor

A Fresh Take on Journaling through Cancer

You’ve probably heard this be­fore, but if you’re a cancer survivor (or the care partner of a cancer survivor), writing down your feelings and...

How to Cope - Survivor

Mastering Mindfulness

As we go about our daily lives, our natural tendency is to focus on planning what we need to do or have to do next....