Emotional Side Effects

In this section you can learn more about the types of feelings people with cancer commonly experience during and after treatment. We also offer suggestions for healthy ways deal with these common feelings.

Coping with Cancer in Everyday Life

In this guide we 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 because they believe it's helpful to hear from others who have been "in their shoes."

Distress in People with Cancer

A certain amount of distress is normal when you or a family member has cancer. But some people may be affected more than others. Here we discuss some of the signs that a person may be having trouble dealing with distress, and discuss the types of help that are available.

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Most people face some degree of depression, anxiety, and fear when cancer becomes part of their lives. The information in this guide will help families, friends, and caregivers know what feelings and behaviors they may expect from a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer. It will also help you understand what is not normal and when outside help may be needed.

Coping with the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one to cancer can be a painful and difficult time. In this guide, we discuss the grieving process and offer tips that may help you cope with your loss.

Attitudes and Cancer

Does stress cause cancer? Can keeping a positive attitude help cure it? Find out what the research shows here.

I Can Cope Online Class - Exploring Self-Esteem and Intimacy

For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. This class focuses on exploring self-esteem and intimacy.

I Can Cope Online Class - Communicating Concerns and Feelings

For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. This class focuses on communicating concerns and feelings.

I Can Cope Online Class - Keeping Well in Mind, Body, and Spirit

For a quick, easy way to learn important facts and practical tips about cancer and related issues, participate in our interactive online program, I Can Cope—Online. There is never any charge to participate, and you set the pace—whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. This class focuses on keeping well in mind, body, and spirit.