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Coping With Cancer Overview

  • Cancer Diagnosis - Coping With Terminal Cancer
    Sometimes, cancer cannot be cured. When that is the case, patients and families are faced with complex emotions and a variety of end of life issues.
  • Cancer Diagnosis - Coping With the Diagnosis of Cancer
    Learn as much as possible about your disease. Arm yourself with information in order to lessen frustration. Don't hesitate to ask questions about your disease. Consider keeping a notebook with all of the medical records and information about your diagnosis.
  • Does Ageism Exist in Cancer Care?
    Older adults are less likely to be screened for cancer in the first place. And if they are diagnosed with cancer, it's less likely that their doctors will recommend treatment to cure the cancer.
  • When a Spouse Has Cancer: What to Do and How to Cope
    Being a caregiver for a spouse who has cancer may be the toughest job you’ll ever have. It may also be the most vital and the most rewarding. As the spouse, you become part of the cancer treatment team.
  • Working with Your Cancer Care Team
    Cancer is increasingly viewed as a long-term chronic illness, rather than an acute one.