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Coping With Cancer

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

I Left My Husband Immediately After My Cancer Diagnosis

Posted 03.02.2014 | Divorce

By Lizzy Smith for DivorcedMoms.com I am a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in January 2012 and immediately upon diagnosis, I...

The Incredible Reason Why This Man Is Wearing A Pink Tutu

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

For Bob Carey, staying optimistic after his wife's breast cancer diagnosis was as simple as putting tu and tu together. Carey began taking pictures...

Yoga Improves Sleep For Cancer Patients

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Finding ways to help people coping with cancer to sleep better is an important goal of sleep research and clinical treatment. While short-term use of sleep medication may be useful, it's critical to identify strategies for improving sleep that don't rely on long-term use of sleep medicines.

'Four Weeks Ago Life Was Normal'

Donna Highfill | Posted 10.17.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Four weeks ago life was normal. My husband visited the doctor for his annual physical and went through the motions of carrying liquids in a cup down the hallway and having blood drawn while carrying on that awkward conversation that occurs when trying to ignore needles piercing your skin.

The News My Mother Couldn't Bring Herself To Tell Us

| Posted 05.18.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Teenink.com. By Jane D., Palatine, IL She has cancer. It’s weird to write that down. My...

'The Talk': Telling Your Kids About Cancer

Robyn Stoller | Posted 07.13.2013 | Parents
Robyn Stoller

How do you really tell your children that one of the most important people in their lives has cancer?

Cancer, Redefined: 'Survivor'

Rick Boulay, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Boulay, M.D.

Of tantamount importance in the cancer lexicon is some acceptable name of a group of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Far too frequently this nomenclature has been applied to, rather than derived of, this amazing group of folks.

Coping With the Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

After my fourth round of chemotherapy, I went into what I now refer to as "The Funk Zone." What helped me the most was my ability to put on my nurse's cap (being a nurse was definitely a Silver Lining during my treatment) and assign myself some healthy coping mechanisms.

Grieving For Who I Was Before Cancer

Meredith Israel Thomas | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Meredith Israel Thomas

I always thought you could only grieve after you lost someone who died or a friendship that ended, but I have recently learned that I am grieving for who I was before cancer.

Silver Linings and Chemo-Sobby During Cancer Treatment

Hollye Harrington Jacobs | Posted 03.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Hollye Harrington Jacobs

While I continue to look for and always find silver linings in every day, I don't want to give the impression that, for one second, this is easy-breezy. Having cancer is really F-Bomb hard.

The 'Gift of Giving'

Nancy Davis | Posted 02.19.2012 | Impact
Nancy Davis

I began writing this blog almost two weeks ago in hopes of getting it published before the holidays. But I was sidetracked once again by my cancer. It...

The New Normal: Life Lived With Cancer

Judy Silk | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Judy Silk

I think we're unified in coping, hoping and living in the present. I guess this is the new normal. And while it sucks to have cancer, we have each other, and that's never bad. In that we are always lucky.

Yes, There Is An Upside To Being Terminally Ill

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 12.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

Even though I have the label "terminally ill," I know my chances and my time is what I make it. Medical knowledge has been doubling every ten years and maybe, just maybe, I'll be here when my cure comes.

2 Legs, 2 Feet, 2 Worlds, 2 Selves, 1 Life

Jenna Benn | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenna Benn

As I work to find my footing, work to find my balance, work to integrate my two feet, my two legs, my two worlds, my two selves, I am still fighting cancer.

What To Expect When A Loved One Receives A Terminal Diagnosis

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Diseases and conditions that once proved quickly fatal no longer are. Instead, individuals and their families are increasingly likely to find themselves mired in a protracted process that only begins with a diagnosis.

The Power Of A Punchline

Darryle Pollack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryle Pollack

The real gift was the power to harness humor as a weapon in my battle against cancer, to feel the power to laugh in the face of what scared me most.