coping

March 19, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Bittersweet Beginnings

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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.

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March 3, 2015
· Margaret G. Werts, PhD

Twenty Years After a Diagnosis … and Counting

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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.

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February 18, 2015
· Maria Garcia-Jimenez, MS

La Relajación para Personas con Cáncer

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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.

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January 22, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Marriage and Family Therapists in Cancer Care

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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.

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December 18, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Cancer and the Holidays: Answers to Common Questions

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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.

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December 11, 2014
· Sarah Lindenau as told to Katie Heller

Remembering My Mother

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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.

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December 4, 2014
· Randy Hillard, MD

The Importance of Connecting With Other Patients Online

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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.

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