November 13, 2018
Finding the Right Words to Talk About Cancer
When someone we know is diagnosed with cancer, many of us don’t know what to say—and fear saying the wrong thing. Suddenly, we’re speaking in metaphors. We talk about warriors and survivors. They’re heroes fighting a cancer battle. Cancer patients... read more
August 10, 2018
The Sometimes Emotional Side of Caregiving
Taking care of a loved one who is ill with a disease like cancer is a rewarding, but also challenging, job. Caregivers frequently have complex feelings about the situation. Being a caregiver doesn’t automatically make someone a saint. And caregivers can... read more
July 26, 2018
5 Reasons to Consider Joining a Cancer Support Group
You might already know that cancer support groups are a place where patients can share their feelings. But there’s more to learn about what these meetings can offer—and whom they can help. Here are five reasons to think about joining one, whether you’re a... read more
June 22, 2018
Managing the Financial Side of Cancer Care
Money might not be the first thing you think of when you and your doctor talk about your cancer treatment plan. But as the costs of medications, doctor visits, scans, and procedures start to add up, you may wonder: How am I going to pay for all of this?... read more
May 15, 2018
Finding Comfort and Calm in Nature
It’s no secret that cancer’s effects go far beyond the physical. In fact, the raw emotions you might feel after your diagnosis—from anger to sadness to fear—might be more overwhelming than anything else. There are many ways to deal with these feelings,... read more
March 23, 2018
‘Is My Cancer Coming Back?’ How to Cope with the Fear of a Recurrence
Cancer survivors share many things, including this: a fear that their cancer will return. It’s a worry that, ironically, often surfaces at what should be an occasion for relief—the end of active treatment. But that’s exactly when cancer survivors see their... read more