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Coping® with Cancer Magazine
Table of Contents

May/June 2015   *  Volume 29  *  Issue 3

An independent publication written by and for
the national cancer community

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6 On the Cover: Actress Valerie Harper is Living Life Fully
…even with a diagnosis of metastatic lung cancer.

8 Life After “the News”
Tips for managing distress after a cancer diagnosis

10 Help! My Skin’s Not the Same after Treatment
Find out what causes post-treatment skin changes and what you can do about them.

12 Creative Coping – Harnessing the Healing Power of Art and Writing
You can enlist creative arts to help you take ownership of your story rather than letting the story control you.

13 Put an End to Cancer Pain
If you’re in pain, it’s important to seek treatment for it.

14 What Do We Tell the Kids?
Tools to help your children cope with your cancer diagnosis

16 Balancing Cancer and Your Career as a Young Adult
For young adults, cancer poses unique challenges, especially when it comes to employment.

18 Healing Your Spirit
Spiritual struggle has the potential to lead to new transformational insights and healing.

22 Treating Cancer in the Older Adult
Caring for an older adult with cancer requires weighing the treatment’s effect on function against its potential benefit in treating their cancer.



24 Wow, Am I Ever Angry!
Seven steps for coping with angry feelings

26 Fertility & Cancer
Know your options for becoming a mother after treatment.

28 A Prescription for Exercise
Why exercise should be a standard part of cancer treatment

30 Major League Survival
Former Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky shares his story of finding his identity after cancer.

31 Manage Your Stress with Meditation
Meditation may help decrease anxiety and negative emotions, increase sense of well-being, and relax the body. Here’s how to get started.

32 Supporting Your Wife at Every Turn
If your wife has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s now your turn to be the direct and involved caregiver.


Cancer Survivors Day 7
FDA Update 17
Survivor 19, 23, 30, 33
News Briefs 20, 21
New Resources 20
Reflections 34
Survivors Guide 35

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