Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life
Nearly 14.5 million Americans alive today have faced a diagnosis of cancer. Some of them have just been diagnosed or are going through treatment, while others no longer have active symptoms of cancer or are thought to be cured.
No 2 people with cancer are alike – just as no 2 friends or family members are alike. Everyone has their own way of coping with cancer. Here we will review how some people facing cancer have dealt with their feelings and their individual situations. This information comes from many people who have shared their thoughts and feelings about coping with cancer. They’ve shared because they believe it’s helpful to hear from others who have been in their shoes.
The American Cancer Society can give you information about different types of cancer and many cancer-related topics. At the end of this document, we’ve listed some resources that cover other topics in depth. We also offer many patient services in communities throughout the country.
- The emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis
- Coping with your emotions
- Making informed treatment decisions
- Telling your family and friends
- For the person who has cancer
- For spouses, families, and friends
- Finding support
- Life after cancer treatment
- Finding hope
- To learn more