Coping Insights

Every day, we understand a little bit more about how to cope with cancer. Through expert research, we’re learning what we can expect, discovering how to manage symptoms, even understanding how chemical changes in the body drive our emotions. Here are some of the latest revelations that might help you.

Heartache and Sorrow

Loss is an intrinsic part of the cancer experience, bringing with it, heartache and sorrow.
Cancer as a path

Straight Talk About Cancer

Metaphors shape our conversation and emotions around cancer.
A rose by any other name

Palliative, Supportive and Hospice Care

A scary name keeps us from getting the support we need and deserve.
down to the last penny

Double Whammy

Coping with cancer is hard enough, but we have to deal with the high cost of treatment too.

Why Me?

Understanding the recipe for cancer can shed some light on the question we all want answered.

Getting the Right Care

Partnering with your medical team helps you get the best care.

What’s Your Coping Style?

Coping is hard. Trying new ways to think and act can help you learn what works for you.

You Are Not Alone

Panic, fear of death, stress, anxiety, a sense of isolation and depression are common cancer emotions.

The Chemistry Experiment in Your Brain

Changes in brain chemistry contribute to the emotional turmoil of cancer. But you can quiet the storm.

Caregivers Get Cancer Too

Cancer caregivers experience complex emotions when caring for a loved one. Learn what to expect and how to help yourself be a better caregiver.

Finding Resiliency

Resilience is a muscle built by practice. Here are some things you can try to strengthen your resiliency.

Breast Cancer is Bad for your (Mental) Health

Anxiety and depression are common side effects of breast cancer, but not commonly addressed

“Alternative” is No Alternative

Alternative medicine is no cure for cancer. But complementary and integrative care can help.

It’s Never Too Late to Meditate

Meditation can help reduce anxiety and depression, increase energy and focus and contribute to well being.

Is Exercise Medicine?

Exercise can help minimize symptoms, speed recovery, reduce recurrence and maybe even prevent cancer.