Interacting with animals can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and decrease depression. But pets also provide something more to help the healing process—unconditional love and comfort.
Talking about sexual concerns can sometimes feel uncomfortable. In this video, Dr. Don S. Dizon examines some of the sexual concerns you may face during or after cancer treatment, including tips for talking with your health care team.
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.
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.
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.”
Many people hear “palliative care” and think “hospice.” Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, relates his experiences discussing palliative care with patients and explains why he believes palliative care should mean “helping me cope.”
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.