Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents
May/Jun 2016 * Volume 30 * Issue 3
An independent publication written by and for
the national cancer community
On the Cover: Commemorating
of Coping® with Cancer Magazine –
Survivors Speak Out
For Coping’s 30th anniversary, cancer survivors share what they’ve learned, what gives them hope, and what inspires them.
12, 18, 22, 24, 28, 34, 40
6 Post-Traumatic Growth:
A New Perspective on Life
Though it may be difficult, it is possible to grow from the cancer experience.
9 Chemo Brain
What causes it and what you can do about it
17 Rx for a Good Night’s Sleep
Don’t sweep insomnia under the bed. Effective treatments are available.
20 Stop Keeping Up (and Down)
with the Joneses
Comparing your own situation to another’s is risky. Here’s how not to get caught in a thought trap when making decisions about prostate cancer.
25 What to Do If You’ve Been
Diagnosed with an MPN
Practical tips for anyone struggling to cope with a myeloproliferative neoplasm, or MPN
30 When Cancer Affects Your
A cancer diagnosis is life changing. In addition to the emotional jolt of confronting your own mortality, you may experience physical changes that affect your body image and sexuality.
32 Cook for Your Life
When you have cancer, cooking isn’t just about healthy eating; it is also about feelings, both physical and mental.
36 Breathing Easier When You
Have Lung Cancer
How pulmonary rehabilitation can help
37 Take a Hike
The unexpected advice that helped me learn how to live after cancer
38 Creating a Cancer Legacy
If you can create something meaningful that is “bigger” than your cancer, it will bring you positive energy to keep loving life.
Survivor 8, 37, 42
Cancer Survivors Guide 43