Panic, fear of death, stress, anxiety, a sense of isolation and depression are common cancer emotions.
Coping with cancer is never easy. Here are some ways to counteract the added stress of COVID
The anxiety continues, mingled with self-doubt. What will life throw at us next? Maybe it will be brilliance.
Food insecurity is a very real problem, especially for immunocompromised patients during a pandemic. Being thankful for abundance helps.
Becoming productive in less traditional ways as we adjust to uncertainty, grief and anxiety.
Chanda was shell shocked when she heard the diagnosis, but felt lucky that the only thing she had to worry about was getting well.
Mei Fung's strength allowed her husband and sons to smile, love and go on.
With cancer, uncertainty is the norm, taking some of the sting out of coronavirus anxiety.
Traci bears the weight of her metastatic breast cancer by baring it all to help others.
Now that I am no longer living the daily trauma of hearing “You’ve got cancer,” I find myself more curious about the “How” of it than “Why me?” I’ve always been fascinated by the mysteries of science. And to satiate that curiosity, I have amassed a collection of partially read and even less-partially understood books… Continue reading From the First to the Last
Founder, Cynthia Hayes, talks about the emotional impact of cancer and how TheBigOrdeal can help. Interviewed live by Melanie Young, host of Fearless Fabulous You! on the Women 4 Women Network, IHeartRadio.com, Cynthia shares patient and caregiver stories, research insights and advice on how to cope. And she shares her motivation for starting TheBigOrdeal.
Reframing the experience helps put cancer in its place.
Loss is an intrinsic part of the cancer experience, bringing with it, heartache and sorrow.
As Billy Joel says, "It's All About Soul."
With humor and loving support, Charlotte learned she was stronger than she had imagined.
Metaphors shape our conversation and emotions around cancer.
Denial, and the quiet support of those he loves, helped Tony cope with three cancer scares.
When cancer becomes chronic, coping becomes a habit.
A scary name keeps us from getting the support we need and deserve.