Managing Emotions

This section provides information on the following topics:

Self-Image and Cancer

Physical, mental, and emotional changes associated with cancer and cancer treatment, and dealing with those changes.

Coping With Uncertainty

Read about the common worries a person with cancer or a family member or friend may experience as well as ways to deal with those worries.

Managing Stress

Cancer can be one of the most stressful experiences of a person's life. Find tips on reducing stress and information on stress management strategies and relaxation techniques.

Coping with Anger

Anger is a common response to living with cancer. Get tips on recognizing that anger and finding healthy ways to express it. 

Anxiety

Information for patients and family members on coping with symptoms of anxiety. For more information on anxiety as a side effect of cancer or cancer treatment, visit Managing Side Effects.

Depression

Information for patients and family members on coping with symptoms of depression. For more information on depression as a side effect of cancer or cancer treatment, visit Managing Side Effects.

Coping with Guilt

Information for patients and family, friends, and caregivers on coping with feelings of guilt that can occur during or after the cancer diagnosis and treatment process.

Grief and Loss

Information on helping a parent, child, or teenager who is grieving; coping resources for when you are grieving; grief within a cultural context; and coping with change following the death of a loved one.

Finding Support and Information

In this section, find resources for groups, organizations, and online communities that provide information for cancer support.