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.
Creating a Cancer Legacy Project
How Having a Large Creative Goal Can Help You Heal
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I realized that my life might end up being shorter than I had originally thought. And it became the push I needed to accomplish my dream of leaving behind a legacy of books.
Tips for Preventing Infection during Chemotherapy
If you are receiving chemotherapy, you may be at risk for getting an infection. This risk is highest when your white blood cell count is at its lowest. Getting an infection can be a life-threatening complication of chemotherapy.
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.
Here are some strategies to help you cope.
Does cancer or cancer treatment leave you feeling exhausted? Do you feel physically, emotionally, or mentally tired? Do those feelings reduce your ability to participate in your usual activities? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be experiencing what your healthcare team refers to as cancer-related fatigue.
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.
A Buddy System for Courage
by Pamela Davis, EdD
When my oncologist suggested chemotherapy, I panicked. My perceived future played like a movie in my mind, fast-forwarding then stopping on scenes of frailty, vomiting, total loss of appetite, and incapacitation. As I began treatments, I still had visions of potential pain even though doctors and breast cancer survivors assured me that the chemo I was being prescribed wasn’t the monster I had imagined. Side effects, they explained, were often minimal, and co-therapies alleviated even severe reactions in most people.