I Can Cope Online

I Can Cope® is a free online educational program for people facing cancer and their families and friends. The program is comprised of self-paced classes that can be taken any time, day or night. Take as few or as many classes as you like. Many topics are offered such as information about cancer, managing treatments and side effects, healthy eating during and after treatment, communicating with family and friends, finding resources, and more.

No registration is required. Just click on any title from the following list. 

At the end of each class, we ask a few questions which are strictly voluntary. Please take a moment to help us understand more about who takes these classes. You will never be contacted without your permission. If you have questions about how the Society uses information that you provide, please read our legal and privacy information.

Learning About Cancer

More than one million people get cancer each year. More and more people continue to survive cancer because of better treatments and earlier diagnosis.

Managing the Effects of Illness and Treatment

Some people have side effects from cancer treatment while others don’t have any. This is because every person responds to treatment differently. Many side effects of treatment can be managed or treated.

Relieving Cancer Pain

If you are concerned about cancer pain, you should know that pain can be treated.

Mobilizing Resources and Support

When diagnosed with cancer, many people find they need to ask for and accept help or support. This can include support from friends, family, or community resources.

Managing Cancer-related Fatigue

Fatigue is when someone does not have enough energy to do the things he or she wants to do. Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer and cancer treatment. In fact, about 90% of cancer patients receiving treatment have fatigue.

Exploring Self-Esteem and Intimacy

The diagnosis of cancer is likely to be stressful not only for you, but also for your spouse or partner. This stress can affect emotional and physical intimacy.

Nutrition and Physical Activity After Treatment

Everyone can benefit from living a healthy lifestyle. Making good dietary and physical activity choices may be especially helpful for people after cancer treatment, when the body is recovering and may need an extra boost.

Keeping Well in Mind, Body, and Spirit

The concept of wellness encourages people to focus on the whole person and how the mind, body, and spirit work together to achieve a sense of well-being.