Finding Balance

Return to Previous Page

Journaling through Cancer in the 21st Century

by Deborah Ludwig

Marni visited me in the hospital during one of my admissions for chemo in the spring of 2004. I was bemoaning the difficulty of responding to all the emails I’d received from people who’d reached out to inquire about my health. She suggested I start a blog. I could write whenever I felt like it, posting health updates and giving my family and friends one central place to go for information.

Read More


Navigating the Journey after Cancer Treatment

by Tish Knobf, PhD, RN, FAAN, AOCN

The end of cancer therapy is often a long awaited milestone that many cancer survivors joyously celebrate. However, your last day of treatment doesn’t signal the end of your cancer journey. No, the end of active therapy simply marks the start of a new voyage, one where you will traverse the uncharted path to survivor­ship. Here are some navigation tips to help you SURVIVE your first year after treatment.

Read More


Live the Life You Love

by Wade Brill

Holy shit, I am a cancer survivor. Five years after my diagnosis, I am finally able to embrace those words.

Read More


Adopting a New Normal after Cancer

by Kathleen McBeth, MA

After my doctor told me I had cancer, the rest of the visit was a blur. I was told that I would eventually discover a “new normal,” but this concept was lost on me. I just wanted to have my old normal back.

Read More


On the Job Hunt after Cancer

by Julie Jansen

A recent Harris Poll survey conducted on behalf of Cancer and Careers found that 78% of the cancer survivors surveyed were concerned that their cancer diag­nosis would hinder their ability to find a new job. For many survivors, job hunting after cancer proves to be a chal­lenging experience. However, you can rest assured that if you are qualified for a job, an employer cannot refuse to hire you simply because you have had cancer.

Read More


Balancing Cancer and Your Career as a Young Adult

by Rebecca V. Nellis, MPP

No matter your age at diag­nosis, you’ll likely feel the impact of cancer in every corner of your life. However, for young adults, cancer poses unique challenges, especially when it comes to employment.

Read More


Ready to Get Back to Work?

by Leah Slagenwhite

First of all, you need to know that you are a conqueror. Seriously! The fact that you are even tinkering with the idea of going back to work during or after cancer is a success. Consequently, you may be excited to get back to work. Or you may find the prospect of re-entering the workforce unnerving. No matter what end of the spectrum you’re on, going back to work during or after cancer brings up many questions.

Read More


When Survival Isn’t Enough

by Samman Shahpar, MD

Whether you have been newly diagnosed with cancer or have completed treatment, the recovery process is about achiev­ing your highest potential, which not only includes survival but also main­taining function.

Read More


Page 1 of 7  1 2 3 >  Last ›




eUpdate Sign up

Receive e-mails with links to the latest content on the Coping with Cancer website.

See past issues of eUpdate.

Follow us on Twitter

          Twitter icon

Like us on Facebook

          FaceBook icon

Subscribe to
Coping with Cancer magazine