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.
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Coping with cancer evokes so many questions. Here are some from a recent webinar. Feel free to submit you own.
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Loss is an intrinsic part of the cancer experience, bringing with it, heartache and sorrow.
Metaphors shape our conversation and emotions around cancer.
A scary name keeps us from getting the support we need and deserve.
Coping with cancer is hard enough, but we have to deal with the high cost of treatment too.
Understanding the recipe for cancer can shed some light on the question we all want answered.
Partnering with your medical team helps you get the best care.
Coping is hard. Trying new ways to think and act can help you learn what works for you.
Panic, fear of death, stress, anxiety, a sense of isolation and depression are common cancer emotions.
Changes in brain chemistry contribute to the emotional turmoil of cancer. But you can quiet the storm.
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Meditation can help reduce anxiety and depression, increase energy and focus and contribute to well being.
Exercise can help minimize symptoms, speed recovery, reduce recurrence and maybe even prevent cancer.