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Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents

November/December 2015   *  Volume 29  *  Issue 6

An independent publication written by and for
the national cancer community

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6 On the Cover: Reality Show Matriarch Julie Chrisley
The star of the USA Network reality series Chrisley Knows Best shares what she learned from surviving breast cancer.

8 Living Well with Lung Cancer
Your health needs will change over time, but protecting your lungs, eating right, exercising, and managing your stress should always be priorities.

10 Surviving the Emotional Roller Coaster of Cancer
How to recognize distress and get the treatment you need

15 Top 5 Journaling Myths – Busted!
Don’t let these common myths keep you from experiencing the joy and emotional healing that can happen when you journal through cancer.

18 Yes, Ladies, You Can Keep Your Sexuality after a Cancer Diagnosis

20 Parent to Parent: Advice for Raising a Child with Cancer
Just because your child is in a hospital, that doesn’t mean they stop being a child.

22 The 411 on Polycythemia Vera

28 Facing Cancer Together
For women with cancer and their partners, learning to work as a team is crucial.

30 Understanding Multiple Myeloma



32 12 Tips for Coping with Cancer during the Holidays
When you have cancer, the holidays can become more stressful than joyful. These tips can help you celebrate the season, without the stress.

34 Quitting Smoking after Cancer – Why Bother?
If you think the damage has already been done and quitting won’t make a difference, think again.

36 Are You at Risk for Falls?
For most cancer survivors, the answer is yes.

39 Treating Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

45 Men & Cancer
How cancer treatment affects your fertility – and what you can do about it

49 Occupational Therapy for Cancer Survivors
If everyday tasks have become difficult after cancer, an occupational therapist can help you get your life back.

50 The Aftermath of Cancer
Like many survivors, Val Jones found herself coping with cancer long after she was officially declared “cancerfree.” She shares how she got through it.


Survivor 16, 17, 27, 38
News Brief 29
FDA Update 46
Poems 48
Reflections 51

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