Coping With Cancer

Topics include coping with a cancer diagnosis, common concerns after a new diagnosis, talking with children, coping with recurrence fears and metastatic disease.
Coping With A Cancer Diagnosis
This article addresses some common concerns people face when first hearing a cancer diagnosis, while going through treatment and into survivorship.
Coping With Your Emotions
When facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment you are likely to experience a roller coaster of emotions; learn ways to manage these feelings.
Living With Metastatic Disease
A diagnosis of metastatic disease brings about many questions and emotions, here we provide tips for coping.
Dealing With a Recurrence or Second Cancer
When the fear of cancer coming back becomes reality, it can bring up many questions and emotions, here we provide tips for coping.
Life After Cancer
After active cancer treatment, you will transition to survivorship, a change that can bring about surprising emotions and concerns.
Talking To Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis
Article discusses the importance of talking to your kids about a cancer diagnosis and how to talk to different age children
Depression
It is important to understand that feelings of sadness and worry are natural reactions to the experience of cancer and not always true depression.
What To Tell The Kids When Mom Has Cancer
Some practical suggestions on talking to kids about a parent's cancer diagnosis.
  • Support

    Articles about techniques that can support you in coping with cancer.
    Five Ways To Relax Right Now
    Guided Imagery and Music Support during Cancer Treatment
    Meditation
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  • OncoLink Holiday Survival Guide

    OncoLink Holiday Survival Guide
    The holiday season can be stressful enough, but when someone you love has cancer, the season can be overwhelming. We have pulled together the ultimate holiday survival guide, covering everything a cancer survivor could wish for to make their holiday just a little brighter. We've got helpful hints and precious memories from cancer survivors and their families.

    Coping Tips for the Holidays
    Holiday tips for those struggling with serious issues, such as cancer.


    Gift Ideas from Survivors
    When life becomes precious it is, indeed, the thought that counts. These thoughtful gift suggestions and memorable gift stories come from our friends who've been there.


    Special Gift Ideas
    A product of speaking with former and current patients and their families about what "gifts" they found most helpful during their battle with cancer. Check here for gift suggestions to help ease the load – our list includes gifts of communication, gifts of time, spiritual gifts and more!


News
Patient Navigation Speeds Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Oct 15, 2012 - Patient navigation -- a service that helps patients navigate the health care system, including setting up appointments, dealing with health insurance, and coping with fears about cancer -- leads to quicker breast cancer diagnosis, especially for women requiring biopsy, according to a study published in the October issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.



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