Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents
November/December 2014 * Volume 28 * Issue 6
An independent publication written by and for
the national cancer community
6 On the Cover: Former Good Morning America Host Joan Lunden Takes on Breast Cancer as the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Chemo Brain – What It Is and
What You Can Do about It
Cancer-related “brain fog” is real, and it can have a significant impact on your quality of life.
10 Steps toward Rebuilding
a Positive Sense of Self
If cancer has left your self-esteem in shambles, these tips can help you reclaim a healthy sense of self.
11 Facing Prostate Cancer
Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your options.
15 Coping with Cancer and the
Holidays – A Delicate Balance
You don’t have to choose between decking the halls and dealing with the demands of cancer.
16 Divine Secrets of the
Insights from a breast cancer survivor
18 Get Moving!
Staying active after a cancer diagnosis can provide a host of benefits.
20 How Can I Talk to My Kids
Parent-child communication plays a critical role in helping children cope.
22 Confronting Cancer as a
Factors to consider while making treatment decisions
23 Write to Heal
When the stress of cancer is weighing you down, expressive writing can help lighten the load.
24 Let’s Be Honest
The new etiquette for cancer survivors and their friends
25 Your Guide to Lung Cancer
A breakdown of the standard treatment options for people facing lung cancer
28 Sex & Men with Cancer
It’s important to be aware of the potential sexual side effects of treatment so you’ll be better prepared to manage any issues that arise.
30 Examining the Benefits
Meditation can be a helpful complementary tool for cancer survivors.
32 The Joy of Motherhood
Starting or adding to a family is more than just a dream for cancer survivors.
33 New Guidelines for Treating HER2-Negative Breast Cancer and Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
34 Fueling Up for the Fight
What you can do about cancer’s nutrition-related side effects
New Resources 4
Survivor 16, 19, 24
News Briefs 27
FDA Update 29