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 Find Gratitude and Hold on to It with Both Hands

Dara Kurtz. I’ve always been a polite person. I say “please,” “thank you,” and “you’re welcome” on a regular basis. But just because I’m courteous doesn’t...

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Down the San Juan River

Claudia Foster. I have run rapids before, but never ones like these. I have breast cancer. Two months ago, a phone call changed my river’s course....

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Travel Is Part of My Recovery Plan

Bisa at Three Sisters in Blue Mountains. Before I had ever taken my first trip, I knew I loved travel. As an adult, I’ve managed to...

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The Determination I Didn’t Know I Had

Anita Wasserburger is pictured with her four grandsons. They call her Merna.  At 73 years young, I am fully enjoying my life. I am blessed...

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What Do You Get for the Person Who Saved Your Life?

Kate Houghton. My cancer journey begins like that of many young adults: I didn’t feel well. My plan was to go to the doctor and get...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Boxer Daniel Jacobs

Daniel Jacobs shows off his World Boxing Association middleweight championship belt near the Brooklyn Bridge in his hometown of New York, NY. (Photo by Rosie...

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Aftershocks

Aftershocks, that’s what I call them. Those sudden, jarring reminders that I’ve twice danced with cancer and lived to tell the tale.  Most days, I forget...

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The Power of the Journey

Mary Sand. Seven miles outside of Grand Forks, North Dakota, on I-29 South, is a billboard, advertising a state college, that says “The Power of the...

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What’s Chemo Like?

Chris Tueart. After my diagnosis of follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, my doctors suggested a treatment plan that included an initial course of chemotherapy,...

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Laughing with Cancer

Ian Mair. In the fight against cancer, survivors develop coping skills. Some turn to God or spirituality, some to friends, and some to renewed vigor in...

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Finding Happiness after Cancer

Gary Grieger.  For the past 17 years, my family and I have been dealing with cancer. No one has heard us complain or seen us feel...

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Cancer. Again.

Jessica Melore. How many times does lightning strike? I asked myself as I heard the doctor say the last words I wanted to hear: Cancer. Again. Should...