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.

 

How to Cope - Survivor

You Can Break Free from Nicotine Addiction

Many smokers who have been diagnosed with cancer continue to smoke, though they may not understand why. After all, they are aware of the ill-effects...

Understanding Cancer How to Cope - Survivor

When Metastatic Breast Cancer Brings Up Strong Feelings

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer can evoke many difficult emotions, including shock, anger, and sadness. These are  all normal reactions. It’s extremely   important...

How to Cope - Survivor

How to Care for Yourself When You Have Lung Cancer

After you receive a diagnosis of lung cancer, it is normal to feel scared and alone. Here are some things you can do to help...

How to Cope - Survivor

Brace Yourself for the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer

Living with cancer is like being  on a roller coaster ride, one that affects not only your physical health but also your emotional and spiritual...

Healthy Living How to Cope - Survivor

Catch Those Zzz’s

Everyone needs a good night of sleep – and on a regular basis. Both good quantity and good quality sleep are essential for good health.  The...

Understanding Cancer

Ibrutinib Plus Rituximab Found to Be Superior to Standard Treatment for Some People with Chronic Leukemia

An interim analysis of a large phase 3 clinical trial has found that the combination of ibrutinib plus rituximab was superior to standard treatment for...

Survivor Stories Celebrity Interviews

Cobie Smulders: Strong. Empowered. Survivor.

Cobie Smulders  Most known for playing Robin Sherbatzky on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Cobie Smulders is a woman who knows how...

Survivor Stories How to Cope - Survivor

Am I Lucky?

Michelle Burleigh  The 10-year survival rate for acute promyelocytic leukemia is 80 to 90 percent. This is what I was told when I was diagnosed...

How to Cope - Survivor

How Mindfulness Can Help You Reclaim Your Life After Cancer

As a clinical psychologist, I have had the privilege of introducing thousands of cancer survivors and their family members to mindfulness meditation over the last...

How to Cope - Survivor

Transform Your Hurt into Healing

“Why did this happen to me?” At some point during your cancer experience, you will ask this question. You may ask it aloud of one of...

How to Cope - Survivor

Take Control of the Cancer Conversation

As cancer survivors, we’ve all had at least one “bad” conversation. One in which we reveal our cancer diagnosis and receive  • False empathy: “I know...

Side Effects

Easing the Pain of Cancer

Cancer itself and the side effects of cancer treatment can sometimes cause pain. Pain is not something that you have to “put up with.” Controlling...