Of the approximate 14 million cancer survivors in the US today, many agree there’s an abundance of information about what to do after a cancer diagnosis and how to cope with the effects of treatment. Unfortunately, there is a lack of information about how to cope with life after cancer. The end of cancer treatment
Living with Cancer
For patients who have cancer, the word remission means everything. Remission is a significant milestone in the journey that is the fight against cancer, and can resemble a beacon of hope for those who are suffering. Remission is more complicated than simply being done with treatment, and plays a major role in your long-term health.
Exercise can be beneficial during and after treatment for cancer patients, both physically and psychologically. Studies have proven that exercise helps not only in hastening recovery, but in addressing the fatigue of chemotherapy, the swelling of lymphedema and the loss of muscle tone. The World Cancer Research Fund reported that healthier lifestyles and better diets
As defined by the National Cancer Institute, a cancer survivor is “anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis through the rest of his or her life. Family members, friends, and caregivers are also part of the survivorship experience.” If you have survived cancer, battling the illness consumed your life for
Your doctor has just given you life-changing news. What next? If you have been recently been diagnosed with cancer, processing this information can be difficult, and talking about it with your loved ones can be even harder. Telling your spouse or children can be an extremely emotional time. However, these moments can also be therapeutic.
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be one of the most difficult moments of a person’s life. Anxiety, fear, shock, depression, and anger are all common emotions, and a patient may feel each of these throughout the course of his or her treatment. Coping with the disease will be difficult, but it isn’t impossible. Often a
The holiday season is usually spent in fellowship and celebration with friends and family. Many people enjoy spending this time of the year exchanging gifts, attending parties, and participating in religious celebrations. However, for someone with cancer, the holiday season can become a stressful time. As a cancer patient, you may wonder how to balance
The New Year is a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the coming months, especially for those who have been affected by cancer. Survivors can use the New Year as a reason to make plans for the future and celebrate all of the possibilities life has to offer. For those who