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I Have Cancer

by Kris Carr

Take a deep breath, get grounded, and center yourself. Like Alice in Cancerland, you?re falling down a dark and creepy rabbit hole. Doctors are spewing lots of information, most of which probably goes in one ear and out the other. Why? Because when you?re newly diagnosed with cancer, this is what you hear: “Blah, blah, CANCER, blah, blah, YOU ARE GOING TO DIE, blah, blah, CANCER.”

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Approaching the End of Active Treatment

by Lidia Schapira, MD

The end of “active” cancer treatment is often a time when feelings of relief collide with worry. Many cancer survivors express their joy at having finished a physically tedious or even grueling time in their lives and yet also feel frightened about being “on their own.”

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by Michele R. Lucas, LICSW

You have been diagnosed with cancer. You feel helpless and confused. Where to start? What to do? The S.E.A.R.C.H. model for living is your prescription for regaining control. It will help keep you focused and feeling empowered.

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Take Back Your Life

by Paula Holland De Long

None of us chooses to come face to face with our own mortality. But you and I have stared it in the face and gone on to ask, “What’s next?” Many cancer survivors feel compelled to live their lives differently in the wake of their cancer experience. Often, the priorities from your life before cancer don’t fit anymore; they just don’t feel right.

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Maintaining Optimism After a Cancer Diagnosis

by Ann Webster, PhD

To cancer survivors, health is not simply the absence of illness. Survivors face all sorts of physical, psychological, social, behavioral, and spiritual challenges. Cancer creates a great deal of fear, anxiety, sadness, anger, and even panic. Maintaining optimism and resiliency is often difficult.

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