Living with Cancer

A store window features women mannequin heads with different wig styles
Read October 9, 2021

Learning to Cope With Cancer-related Hair Loss

Temporary hair loss is a common side effect of chemotherapy. For women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment, it can be an upsetting experience. Read on for some tips from wig designer and cancer hair loss consultant Amy Gibson to help you through the process.
A woman talks with a registered dietitian in her office
Read September 9, 2021

Understanding Cancer Cachexia: Cancer-Related Weight and Muscle Loss

Weight loss is common among people with cancer, but drastic, unintentional weight and muscle loss may be a sign of a syndrome called cancer cachexia. While many people have never heard of the term cancer cachexia, it is estimated that half of all patients with cancer eventually develop this syndrome. Read on to learn more about cancer cachexia, its signs and symptoms, and how to get help from your health care team.
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Read August 24, 2021

5 Videos to Help You Manage Stress After a Cancer Diagnosis

August is National Wellness Month — a campaign devoted to focusing on self-care and well-being. Here, we share 5 videos for cancer patients and caregivers that can help you take control of your physical and emotional well-being.
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Read August 4, 2021

Support for LGBTQ+ Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors in the LGBTQ+ community face unique challenges, and finding social connection and support is essential. Several Cancer Support Community affiliates offer support programming specifically for LGBTQ+ cancer survivors. We share a sampling of those offerings here.
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Read July 28, 2021

The Gift of Today: Finding Joy and Purpose in the Present

There are so many emotional changes that come with one's cancer journey. Yet it can also be a time to look inward and start living in the present. Here, we share some tips that can help you cope healthfully with your emotions and find joy and purpose in the present.
Middleweight boxing champion Daniel Jacobs interacts with a group of children
Read July 9, 2021

Bone Cancer Awareness Month

Daniel Jacobs is a 2-time middleweight world champion. This boxing pro is also a cancer survivor. July is Sarcoma and Bone Cancer Awareness Month, so recognizing Daniel’s story now seems fitting. It’s also an opportune time to talk about bone cancer, risk factors, and treatment options. Read on for more details.
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Read June 6, 2021

3 Tips to Remember on National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is a time to recognize cancer survivors and raise awareness about the challenges of survivorship. In recognition of National Cancer Survivors Day, we’ve gathered 3 top tips for navigating survivorship.