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Getting Your Emotional Life Back After Cancer

Adjust to life after cancer by following these tips for learning from your experience, embracing gratitude, and offering your support to others.

By PJ Hamel

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

By Lara DeSanto

Best Fitness Gifts for a Chronic Illness

Do you know someone with arthritis, breast cancer, or heart disease who's trying to stay in shape? Try these great illness-specific gift suggestions.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Tips for Finding the Best Cancer Doctor For You

Establish what kind of doctor you want, check your insurance to ensure they’re covered, and other tips on finding the best oncologist for you.

By Phyllis Johnson

Cancer Survivors: Bookmark These Travel Tips

Heading to the beach, the city, or flying after cancer? What you need to know right now.

By PJ Hamel

Is John McCain a "Cancer Warrior"?

Is it troubling to call war hero John McCain's cancer experience a "battle" or a "fight"? What's the right way to talk about cancer?

By Phyllis Johnson

Supporting Men with Breast Cancer

About 1 percent of breast cancer patients are men, but where do they turn for support? These organizations are helping men know they're not alone.

By Phyllis Johnson

How to Be a Smart Health News Consumer

Be a smart health news consumer by learning how to spot anecdotal evidence and over-the-top claims in the health news headlines you see every day.

By Phyllis Johnson

Restoring Balance If You Have Peripheral Neuropathy

Nerve damage caused by chemotherapy is a common problem for cancer patients. One analysis of 31 studies found that almost 70 percent of chemotherapy patients will experience chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) during treatment with abou...

By Phyllis Johnson

Should You Get Palliative Care with Cancer?

If your cancer has turned into a long, hard struggle, palliative care can make you more comfortable while you continue treatment. Here's how it can help.

By PJ Hamel