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Coping With Cancer

 A cancer diagnosis can be life-altering for both patients and caregivers. Find healthy coping strategies, tips, and resources to support you or your loved one on your journey.

Tips for Patients & Survivors

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions. You also may face unexpected life changes, such as role changes at work or at home. In addition, unique health concerns may emerge, from nutrition challenges to fatigue. Discover ways to cope with these new feelings, experiences, and concerns.

Coping With Emotions

  • Loneliness or Isolation 
  • Nervousness or Fear 
  • Feelings About Your Appearance

Coping With Mental Health Concerns

  • Depression & Anxiety 
  • Thoughts of Suicide 
  • Mental Health Support

Coping With Life Changes

  • Work, Home, or School Life 
  • Relationships 
  • Worries About the Future

Coping With Health Concerns

  • Exercise & Fatigue 
  • Eating & Nutrition Challenges 
  • Tobacco & Substance Use

Consejos para Pacientes y Sobrevivientes

Es normal experimentar una variedad de emociones, cambios en la vida y problemas de salud específicos después de un diagnóstico de cáncer. Descubra formas de afrontar estos nuevos sentimientos, experiencias y preocupaciones.

Lidiar con las Emociones

  • Sentirse solo o aislado 
  • Sentirse nervioso o tristeza 
  • Sentimientos respecto a la manera como se ve

Cómo Afrontar las Inquietudes de Salud Mental

  • Depresión y ansiedad 
  • Pensamientos de suicidio 
  • Apoyo a la salud mental

Lidiar con el Cambio de Vida

  • Vida en el hogar, el trabajo o la escuela 
  • Relación con su esposa(o)/pareja 
  • Preocupaciones sobre el futuro

Lidiar con las Inquietudes Sobre la Salud

  • Ejercicio y la fatiga 
  • Desafíos de alimentación y nutrición 
  • Consumo de tabaco o drogas
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Need Help Navigating Cancer?

Patients, survivors, and caregivers face many important questions and decisions about their care. We provide resources to ease the burden.

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Tips for Caregivers

When a loved one receives a cancer diagnosis, it is common to feel many different emotions, such as sadness, anxiety, or fear. If you are stepping into a caregiving role for the first time, you also may be learning to navigate changing routines and responsibilities. Discover ways to cope with these new emotions, roles, and experiences.

Coping With Caregiving Demands

Coordinating Medical Care Providing Physical Care Providing Transportation

Coping With Emotions

Loneliness or Isolation Nervousness or Fear Sadness or Depression

Coping With Mental Health Concerns

Depression & Anxiety Thoughts of Suicide Mental Health Support

Coping With Stress

Changes in a Loved One’s Mood Feelings of Guilt Spirituality, Faith, & Religion

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Resources to Help Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers With Practical Concerns About Cancer Care

Discover available cancer treatments and find tools and resources to help you make treatment decisions.

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It's important to be informed about the short- and long-term side effects of cancer treatment and how to manage them. The more you know, the easier it will be to talk with your healthcare team about the best treatment plan for you.

Learn About Common Side Effects

Many people facing cancer experience worries about cancer costs and they are not sure where to turn. Here's a starting place to learn how to talk about the financial side of cancer and where to go for help.

Discover Tips to Manage Costs of Care

Checking for measurable residual disease (MRD) gives you and your doctor a new way to track and talk about how to best manage your care.

Find Out More About MRD Testing

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Do You Have a Loved One With Cancer?

What is one thing you wish you had known at the beginning of your journey? In just a few steps, you can share your story now and help other caregivers feel less alone.

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Find Additional Support

Explore other resources that can help you or your loved one navigate cancer, from financial assistance to housing assistance and more.

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