Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

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This section is designed to help people with cancer and their families better cope with cancer.

Coping and Emotions

Managing Emotions

Being diagnosed with cancer will most likely have an effect on you emotionally and physically. Learn more about self-image, managing stress, and coping with anger, anxiety and depression, fear of side effects, guilt, and grief and loss.

Communicating with Loved Ones

This section includes information on how cancer affects family and friends, how to sensitively talk with someone with or about cancer, siblings and cancer, parenting and cancer, and how children understand cancer.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Find out about dating and intimacy, sexuality and cancer treatment for men and women, fertility concerns for men and women, and cancer during pregnancy.

Caregiver Support

Information for caregivers, including ways to cope with cancer in a loved one, tips on caregiving, and online resources for caregivers.

The Oncologist's Perspective

The Art of Oncology – Learn more about this collection of essays written by physicians about the emotional issues they themselves encounter while caring for people with cancer.

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