Coping With Cancer
Topics include coping with a cancer diagnosis, common concerns after a new diagnosis, talking with children, coping with recurrence fears and metastatic disease.
Talking About Your Cancer Diagnosis and Asking for Help
This article provides information on talking with family, friends, children and employers about your cancer diagnosis.
Coping with Changes to Your Body
This articles summarizes changes to the body including hair loss, swelling, scars, removal of body parts, chronic pain and fatigue that come about as a result of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. Tips for coping with body changes are also discussed.
Coping with Fear of Recurrence
This article provides tips for managing the fear and anxiety associated with the possibility of cancer recurrence (returning). Why recurrence may occur as well as steps you can take to reduce your risk of recurrence is also discussed.
Coping With Your Emotions
When facing a cancer diagnosis and treatment you are likely to experience a roller coaster of emotions. This article provides information about emotions we experience when coping with cancer as well as way to manage our feelings.
Anxiety, Worries and Fears
Anxiety, fear, and worry when coping with cancer are common. This article addresses symptoms of anxiety as well as coping tips, and when to seek professional help.
This article provides an overview of depression, symptoms, treatment options and recommendations for talking to your care team about your emotions, mood and coping with cancer.
Patient and Caregiver Peer Support/Mentoring Programs
Provides links to peer support and mentoring programs for patients and caregivers.
Finding a Therapist
This article provides information on mental health counseling and how to find a therapist.
Talking To Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis
This article discusses the importance of talking to your kids about a cancer diagnosis and how to talk to different age children. Tips for involving your children's school supports are also discussed.
Living With Metastatic Disease
A diagnosis of metastatic disease brings about many questions and emotions. This article provide tips about coping with metastatic cancer and living with cancer when cure isn't possible.
Life After Cancer
This article discusses the transition to survivorship care and life after active cancer treatment. This time can bring about a range of emotions from relief and accomplishment to fear, anxiety, and guilt. Tips for monitoring your physical and emotional health after cancer are addressed.
Coping With a Recurrence or Second Cancer
When the fear of cancer coming back becomes reality, it can bring up many questions and emotions. In this article, we provide tips for coping and making decisions for the next steps in your care.
OncoLink Holiday Survival Guide
The holiday season can be stressful enough, but when someone you love has cancer, the season can be overwhelming. We have pulled together the ultimate holiday survival guide, covering everything a cancer survivor could wish for to make their holiday just a little brighter. We've got helpful hints and precious memories from cancer survivors and their families.
Articles about techniques that can support you in coping with cancer.