Panic, fear of death, stress, anxiety, a sense of isolation and depression are common cancer emotions.
A busy tech executive who traveled all the time, Paoola didn't understand what an acquaintance meant when he asked, "Does your soul ever catch up to you?" until a cancer diagnosis shook her to the core.
Over three decades of dealing with cancer, Irwin has learned a lot about partnering in care.
We all get stuck sometimes. Anticipating loss can make current grief even more destabilizing, but a little rehab and a few deep breaths can help.
Gratitude, anticipation and frustration co-exist in this thing we call life. How do you balance the three? Somedays, not very well!
Like an interrupted dream, that sensation of missing some vague yet desirable and unattainable past applies to cancer too.
The sky may be blue today, but don't count on it for tomorrow. Like the weather, life is unpredictable and beyond our control.
Linda found that the lessons she learned early in life helped her fight challenges later with addiction and recurrent ovarian cancer
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Understanding and managing cancer pain can help minimize the discomfort so you can get back to living.
Cancer makes it so hard to sleep, but you can reestablish healthy sleep habits and to strengthen your immunity and aid recovery.
Test anxiety and fear of recurrence kept Mary on edge for years, but thankfully the intensity of the experience faded with time.
Coping with cancer is hard. Life means constantly adapting to change, and some days, that's easier than others, regardless of the soundtrack. Whatever happened to being able to plan?
Like the mockingbird, we all need to try on different tunes in the search for resilience after a cancer diagnosis.
Reminding myself to listen to the sound of silence helps me be the supportive friend and mentor I want to be to those struggling with loss and grief.
How do you map out your future when cancer has suddenly thrown your present into confusion?
Nothing is normal after cancer or Covid, but maybe, just maybe, we can begin to move on...
Cancer disrupts the gut-brain connection and microbiome. Learn what you can eat to feel better physically and emotionally.
Anger is a natural part of grief, but that doesn't mean it is expected or easily dismissed.