Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.
Writing about your thoughts and feelings has a number of physical, emotional, and social benefits. Learn more about expressive writing and get some tips to help you get started.
In this guest post, David Tabatsky shows how writing can be a useful tool for managing fear and coping with other powerful emotions after a cancer diagnosis.
Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.
Georgia Hurst, a Lynch syndrome advocate, describes from her personal experience the emotional and physical toll being diagnosed with a genetic condition that increases cancer risk can take.
Peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, depression, and anxiety affect many people both during and after cancer treatment. ASCO recently published guidelines outlining the best ways to prevent and manage these side effects based on current research.
Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.
Humor is one way to cope with the intense feelings triggered by a cancer diagnosis. Sharing a laugh with friends and family can help you keep a positive outlook on life, give you a renewed sense of control, and even boost your body’s healing processes.
Pat Godfrey McRee, a 20-year, three-time breast cancer survivor, shows how deciding to find humor, and therefore joy, in the worst moments following her diagnoses has been healing.
In this post, we explore ways people with cancer can cope with some of the common challenges they face during the holidays.