Last February, Amber’s aunt died of breast cancer. Her cousin was 10 weeks pregnant at the time. In this post, she reflects on how a new beginning has helped her family cope with a difficult ending.
After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.
The side effects of throat cancer treatment left Doug Bradley nearly deaf and unable to eat the foods he loves. And yet, he still has no regrets.
Después de un diagnóstico de cáncer, el estrés puede incrementar los síntomas físicos e impactar la calidad de vida significativamente. Varios métodos de relajación ayudan a disminuir la ansiedad y promueven beneficios para el cuerpo entero.
Talking about cancer is difficult because it involves intense emotions and topics that couples may not wish to discuss. However, keeping the lines of communication open provides vital support at this difficult time.
Amy Grantham talks about how blogging and writing and acting in a film based on her experiences helped her cope with breast cancer treatment and the transition back into “real life.”
Counseling helps many patients and families cope with the emotional challenges of cancer and minimize the negative effects it can have on their relationships. In this interview, June C. Foss, LMFT, and Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, discuss the benefits of therapy and how to access these services.
The holidays can be stressful at the best of times, so this is often a difficult time of year for people and families affected by cancer. Diane Blum, MSW, answers some common questions about coping with cancer during the holidays.
Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never easy. Sarah Lindenau talks about how honoring her mother’s memory has helped her cope and positively influence the lives of others.
Connecting with others who know exactly what you are going through provides much-needed support for many people with cancer. Randy Hillard, MD, talks about how joining (and now administrating) an online group for people with stomach cancer offers so much more than support.