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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Losing My Grip – Both Literally and Figuratively

Susan HarrisIt began about 18 months ago when I suddenly lacked the thumb strength to depress the button to open my car doors with my...

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Cancer Fatigue:

Fatigue is one of the most common and distressing symptoms experienced by cancer patients and survivors. For some people, fatigue persists even years after completing...

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Sex After a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is life changing. In addition to the emotional jolt of confronting your own mortality, you may experience physical changes that affect your...

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A Prescription for Exercise

The vital role exercise plays in cancer care is becoming more evident every day. Nearly a decade ago, the American College of Sports Medicine published...

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Can Good Things Come from Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis can be one of the most devastating and frightening experiences a person ever has to face. Cancer can completely disrupt your life,...

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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...

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Smart Food Choices for Cancer Survivors

Having cancer can change how you see the world. You want to make the most of each day, you are more grateful for family and friends,...

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Your Most Personal Questions about Post-Cancer Relationships and Intimacy, Answered

As psychologists who work with cancer survivors, we often address concerns about cancer’s effect on relationships and intimacy. Here are our answers to some of...

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Treating the Pain of Cancer

Pain, as defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain, is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue...

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Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

Chemotherapy treatments for certain types of cancer may cause a common nerve condition called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, or CIPN for short.  What are the symptoms of...

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After Cancer, Occupational Therapy Can Help You Live Your Daily Life

After cancer treatment, simple tasks like doing laundry may become challenging. Occupational therapy can help.  According to the American Cancer Society, by 2029 there will...

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Cancer & Your Fertility

Cancer-related infertility is a significant cause of personal distress for many people who have faced cancer. Just talking about your fertility risks and fertility preservation...