Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents

July/August 2019  –  Volume 33  –  Issue 4

An independent publication written by and for the national cancer community

Dr. Douglas R. Lowy
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16  On the Cover: Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day®
Survivors and supporters come together for the 32nd annual NCSD Celebration of Life.

5  How to Cope with the Stress of Cancer
In response to a repeated stressor (such as cancer), we may live in a constant state of fight-or-flight, which can be taxing on our health. Here are some coping strategies to help you dial down these stress responses. 

8  Future Directions in Cancer Survivorship and Aging
A special report from the National Cancer Institute

10  Your Most Personal Questions about Post-Cancer Relationships and Intimacy, Answered
Psychologists answer 5 frequently asked - but especially intimate questions from cancer survivors and their partners.

12  Why Should I Quit Smoking Even After a Cancer Diagnosis?
Many smokers assume that quitting smoking after a cancer diagnosis won't really make a difference. BUT quitting smoking can significantly improve your health and quality of life, help treatments work better, and reduce the side effects. 

14  Fitting Cancer Into the School Year
10 tips to help your kid succeed in school while coping with cancer in the family

22  Yes, You CAN Tap Into the Healing Power of Writing
There is no right or wrong way to use writing as a tool for healing. Whatever works for you is right for you. However, here are a few guidelines that can help you get started.



Survivor   7
Reflections   23
FDA Update   15, 21