2016 National Cancer Survivors Day®
Coping® magazine is proud to be an ongoing national sponsor of National Cancer Survivors Day® (NCSD). In cooperation with the National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation, Coping is pleased to provide you with exclusive coverage of NCSD 2016.
This 29th annual Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, June 5, in hundreds of communities throughout the world.
Inspiration and Progress:
Our National Commitment to Defeat Cancer
A National Cancer Institute Annual Report
Every year, for the past two decades, the National Cancer Institute has had the honor of writing an article for Coping’s July/August issue. While searching for a fitting theme for this year’s contribution, I was struck by the challenge we sometimes face – both as individuals touched by cancer and as a nation – in articulating the inspiration needed to confront cancer.
Food for Life
Eating Well during Cancer Treatment and Beyond
When you’re undergoing cancer treatment, so many things can seem out of your control. However, one thing most survivors can control is nutrition. During treatment, making the right food choices can help you manage symptoms, improve your tolerance of treatment, and increase your quality of life. Once treatment ends, good nutrition can help rebuild your body after cancer.
Spiritual Care for Cancer Survivors
Finding ways to nurture your spirit can bring wholeness and wellness during cancer treatment and recovery.
The cancer journey can have many pauses or jolts that can disrupt your inner peace, drain your strength, cause you to question your meaning and purpose, and cloud your relationships and your future. No matter where you are on the journey, you can draw upon spiritual resources within and around you to move beyond surviving to living again. But in order to do that, you must tend to your spirit.
When Cancer Affects Your Sexual Health
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. The sexual response is exquisitely sensitive to change, even under “normal” circumstances like a new partner, a different room in your home, or even the time of day. Suffice it to say, cancer and its treatments can have an enormous impact on sexuality.
Coping with Cancer:
Survivors Speak Out
On Coping’s 30th Anniversary, Survivors Share Knowledge, Hope, and Inspiration
With this anniversary issue, Coping with Cancer showcases some of the memorable quotes by cancer survivors who have been featured in our pages.
So whether you’re a Coping reader, writer, or advertiser, take a moment to congratulate yourself. You’ve helped make 30 years of service a reality for Coping with Cancer magazine.
My Cancer Transformation
by Jaime Andrews
I was 33 years old when I learned I had breast cancer. Not only did I have cancer – I had aggressive, advanced cancer. This unrelenting disease is diagnosed in the later stages and is referred to as metastatic, a word with Greek origins meaning change. It’s when the tumor spreads to other parts of the body. For me, it spread to my skull, spine, pelvis, and abdomen. It even fractured my ribs.