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  • Learning that you have cancer is a difficult experience. After your cancer diagnosis, you may feel anxious, afraid or overwhelmed and wonder how you can cope during the days ahead. Here are 11 suggestions for coping with a cancer diagnosis. Get the facts about your cancer diagnosis Try to obtain as much basic,...
  • When you or someone you love has cancer, a range of emotions — fear, anger, sadness — may overwhelm you at times. It’s difficult to know how to channel those feelings. But art therapy can help you express yourself and cope with stress and anxiety. Art therapist Lisa Shea, MAT, says art therapy can help both the person...
  • Many of our patients are living full, busy lives when they receive a cancer diagnosis. They already deal with some level of stress. But a serious illness such as cancer exerts an unfamiliar kind of stress for which most of us are not prepared. Serious illness is among the most stressful of life events. It may bring...
  • Last year, my mother, a few weeks before a milestone birthday, learned she needed major surgery. The circumstances were not life-threatening. She would not be in the hospital long. But the recovery would still be protracted and restrict her ability to care for my father, who has Parkinson’s. No worries. Her three...
  • If you’re living with cancer, it’s a struggle to find the best way to explain it to your children. How much detail should you share; how much is too much? Here’s a guide to help you with these tough conversations. The first step is to understand what your child’s behavior is telling you.  Babies. Believe it or not,...
  • BEDMINSTER, N.J. — Lexi Thompson hit her drive on her 10th hole and promptly turned her attention to more important concerns. “Where’s Mom?” she asked her caddie, who pointed to a spot in the gallery a few hundred yards away. Thompson, 22, grabbed a handful of snacks from a table and ran over to give them to her...
  • THURSDAY, June 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Depression is known to be linked to worsening physical health, and a new study finds this may be especially true for cancer caregivers. The researchers recommended assessing caregivers' mental health soon after their loved one's cancer diagnosis. "Identifying caregivers in...
  • FRIDAY, June 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer can be a frightening, nerve-wracking disease, and medical science often overlooks the emotional toll it takes on patients. Now, a trio of new studies shows that three therapy programs can help people deal with the turmoil and stress of cancer. One study focused on a...
  • Gabriele Grunewald stepped onto the track as the dying light of day yielded to periwinkle evening. She and her fellow world-class runners walked single file, hair tied in ponytails, to the starting line at the annual Prefontaine Classic, one of track’s premier events. The women were a lithe pack, and it was difficult...
  • Jess Ekstrom was just 20 years old and a junior at North Carolina State University when she found her calling. She was an intern with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, a wish-granting organization for kids with life-threatening illnesses, and was spending lots of time with children with cancer who’d lost their hair during...
  • FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says. Death rates fell between 2010 and 2014 for 11 of the 16 most common cancers in men and for 13 of the most common types in women, including lung, colon, prostate and...
  • If you’re dealing with cancer, you know there’s a lot of treatment information to gather and track. It’s easy to become overwhelmed. How can you figure out what information you really need — and how do you organize it all? Here’s a step-by-step plan to help you create a system for keeping it organized. Once you have...