Cancer and its treatment may cause physical changes that affect how you see yourself. In this video post, young adult cancer survivors talk about how they dealt with the body changes caused by cancer. Two ASCO experts also discuss ways to cope with physical side effects.
Lizzy Van Tromp was four weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Although her surgeon advised her to terminate, she continued with her treatment and her pregnancy.
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.