November 1, 2019
When Cancer Triggers Post-Traumatic Stress
Symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) are usually tied to events like war, natural disaster, or sexual assault. But often, they can affect people with cancer, too.   PTSS are anxiety symptoms that can develop after a person has a deeply... read more
September 11, 2019
Coping With Cancer and Chronic Pain
You might not know it, but chronic pain is one of the most common long-term effects of cancer treatment, occurring in about 1 in 3 cancer survivors. “Patients are living longer with cancer because it has, for many, become a chronic illness. But they may... read more
March 27, 2019
Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Being comfortable with your body and enjoying intimacy can be a challenge after breast cancer. It’s different for every woman, but some issues, both physical and emotional, are common. Fortunately, there are aids and strategies that can make adjusting to... read more
March 20, 2019
Coping With Cancer When You’re Single
Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is always hard. But when you’re single or living alone, it can sometimes be even more difficult. You might be used to doing things on your own if you don’t have a partner or spouse. However, now isn’t the time to try to go... read more
February 20, 2019
Moving Forward: Your Survivorship Care Plan
You’re a cancer survivor who’s about to finish treatment, and it's very likely you’re elated. Yet at the same time you may wonder—and worry—about questions like these: What’s next? Are there things I need to do differently now when it comes to taking care... read more
February 20, 2019
5 Keys to Self-Care During Cancer Treatment
Treating cancer is more than having surgery, chemo, or radiation. It’s also about taking care of yourself during a stressful time and finding some respite from what can feel like an all-encompassing disease. “I’ve had patients say to me, ‘I just want a... read more