Finding Balance

Return to Previous Page

Approaching the End of Active Treatment

by Lidia Schapira, MD

Approaching the end of “active” cancer treatment is typically viewed with both relief and worry. Family members and friends often expect survivors to snap back into pre-cancer mode, but rarely do survivors find the energy or drive to do so. In fact, many face the transition to “survivorship” with mixed emotions.

Read More


Rebalancing Your Life

by Deborah Leoni

The reason this topic caught your eye is because at some level something feels “out of whack” for you, right? It’s time for you to rebalance. Rebalance means to restore balance or equilibrium to something.

Read More


Getting Back to Work after Cancer

Once your cancer treatment is complete or nearing comple­tion and you’ve been cleared to return to work, at least part time, more challenges await. Here are some suggestions for smoothing the transi­tion from “person with cancer” back to valued employee.

Read More


Cancer and Fertility – Young Women Speak Up

Many more adolescents and young adults are surviving their disease, resulting in a substantial and growing number of female cancer survivors of reproductive age. Young cancer survivors are less likely to have biological children than non-cancer survivors, mainly due to the effects of cancer treatments on future fertility.

Read More


Surviving the Holidays while Surviving Cancer

by Melissa Minkley, MSW

It was a week before Christmas and I was visiting with my sister who had completed her last radiation treatment for breast cancer earlier that day. As she pointed to a stack of plastic bins filled with Christmas decorations, she sighed and said, “I feel so bad, I’m not up to putting them out this year.”

Read More


ASCO Booklet Helps Cancer Survivors Transition to Life after Treatment

With more patients surviving cancer than ever before, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) released a new publication to help patients adjust to life after active cancer treatment. The free booklet, based on oncologist-approved content from ASCO’s patient information website, Cancer.Net, helps people understand what to expect as treatment is completed, explains common challenges faced by survivors, and offers suggestions for next steps following treatment.

Read More


Delivering Hope

by Pamela MacPhee

My cousin, Henry, and his wife, Lauren, are lucky. Diagnosed with cancer at 29, Lauren found a skilled oncologist who not only prescribed surgery and radiation treatment that saved her life, but also suggested she submit to an egg-retrieval procedure before treatment to preserve her fertility options.

Read More


Making the Transition

by Patrice Rancour, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

You have just finished your last chemotherapy or radia­tion treatment. Your doctor has given you the “all clear” signal. You are now ready for take-off, back into the mainstream of life. Then why do you feel so unprepared? Haven’t you been waiting for this day for months? So where did all this glum­ness come from?

Read More


Page 4 of 7 ‹ First  < 2 3 4 5 6 >  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