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Coping with cancer, coping with stress

Living with cancer can be stressful. From facing your diagnosis to undergoing treatments.

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Cancer Support Community Logo

The Cancer Support Community is a nonprofit organization that seeks to support all people living with cancer.

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Sisters Network® Inc. is committed to increasing local and national attention to the devastating impact that breast cancer has on the African American community.

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The Male Breast Cancer Coalition is a not-for-profit patient advocacy organization that offers education on male breast cancer and awareness through the experiences of survivors.

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FORCE's mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast, ovarian and related cancers.

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Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges the status quo to end breast cancer through innovative research and works to improve the lives of people impacted by breast cancer through education and advocacy. Their website includes educational content on breast cancer, menopause and other women's health topics as well as information on their latest research initiatives and collaborations.

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SHARE is a national nonprofit organization that supports, educates and empowers women affected by breast, ovarian or metastatic breast cancer, with a special focus on medically underserved communities. Their mission is to connect these women with the unique support of survivors and peers, creating a community where no one has to face breast or ovarian cancer alone.

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METAvivor is a volunteer-led, nonprofit organization dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer.

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Find Your MBC Voice provides resources and educational materials to help patients and caregivers have an open and informed conversation with their doctors about treatment options for metastatic breast cancer (MBC).

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Young Survival Coalition is an organization dedicated to addressing the unique needs of young adults affected by breast cancer.

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Sharsheret is a national nonprofit organization that specializes in supporting young women and Jewish families living with, or at increased genetic risk for breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Their programs serve all women and men and include personalized support and educational outreach.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer connects people to trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Programs and services are offered for people with all stages of breast cancer.

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Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing reliable and up-to-date information about breast cancer.

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The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network is dedicated to education and advocacy.

Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen seeks to meet the critical needs of the breast cancer community.

Watch videos that can help people living with metastatic breast cancer have better conversations with their healthcare teams.

View this worksheet when you need help talking to your healthcare team about metastatic breast cancer. It can provide information about symptoms, treatment options, side effects and organizations that offer support and resources.

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The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community, bringing together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care.

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The NCCS advocates for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer. To help empower cancer survivors, they offer publications and programs which provide tools for self-advocacy.

national comprehensive cancer network

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) is a not-for-profit alliance of 30 leadingcancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education. NCCN is dedicated to improving and facilitating quality, effective, efficient, and accessible cancer care so patients can live better lives.

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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is a national nonprofit organization which provides case management services and financial aid to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses.

Triage Cancer Logo

Triage Cancer lists resources and tools to help people living with cancer manage the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis.

CancerCare Logo

CancerCare is a national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services for people living with cancer.

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CancerCare provides information, resources and support to help people coping with cancer and their loved ones better manage their stress.

Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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The American Cancer Society funds research, provides information and offers support services for anyone living with cancer.

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The American Cancer Society Hope Lodge offers cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay.

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The American Cancer Society Road To Recovery program offers cancer patients free transportation.

CancerCare Transportation Assistance Logo

CancerCare provides information and resources to help people living with cancer manage transportation concerns.

Cancer Support Community Financial Assistance Logo

The Cancer Support Community can provide limited financial assistance for cancer patients.

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The Cancer Support Community offers a toll-free helpline for anyone affected by cancer to speak with licensed counselors.

Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition Logo

CFAC is a coalition of organizations helping cancer patients manage their financial challenges.

View this booklet to learn more about the financial aspects of a cancer diagnosis and get help budgeting for estimated costs.

If you're feeling anxious about working or returning to work while living with cancer, you're not alone.

 

 

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If your loved one is living with cancer, then you know how important it is for them to feel supported...

Offering emotional support

Living with cancer brings a steady stream of physical and emotional challenges.

Coping with survivors guilt
Leslie was diagnosed with stage IV metastatic breast cancer in 2004. Her daughter, Melissa, helped care for her.
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Discussing your cancer with loved ones can often be difficult.

Caring communication

When a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, we often struggle to find the right words.

Sharing your diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis may feel overwhelming, which is why it's helpful to have a strong support system in place...

Give your time

There are lots of straightforward, practical ways to give your time helping a friend or family member dealing with cancer.

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As you look toward the future, learn how to plan for and make important changes in your life, one step at a time.

Managing life with cancer

LivingWith is a free app, developed by Pfizer, designed to help patients and caregivers manage life with cancer.

Move it for health

After a diagnosis, and with guidance from your doctor, regular physical activity is important...

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It helps to set yourself up for success when it comes to maintaining a healthy diet.

There are many ways your body may change when you're living with cancer.

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Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms experienced by patients...

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Diarrhea can be caused by certain cancer treatments.

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Appetite loss is a common symptom experienced by patients...

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest and are the most sensitive.

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Cancer treatment may result in nausea and vomiting.

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Often, cancer treatment can cause increased sensitivity to smells...

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Cancer treatment affects the cells in the body that replicate the fastest.

If someone you love was diagnosed with cancer, stepping into the role of a caregiver may have felt natural to you.

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If you're living with cancer, you might feel overwhelmed.

Refresh your space

A cancer diagnosis may require spending some time at home to rest and recuperate.

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Living with cancer can be stressful. From facing your diagnosis to undergoing treatments.

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Constipation can be caused by certain cancer treatments as well as nausea and pain medications…

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Decreased oral intake of calories along with the increased energy demands…

If you're living with cancer, feeling supported by your family and friends may be more important than ever.

It may feel intimidating to visit someone in the hospital. But for those living with cancer, the support of family and friends can help...

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Cancer therapies often change patients' sense of taste, which may affect what they like to eat, according to a nutrition expert.

Barbara's story

Barbara knows about cancer. Over the past 14 years, she's been diagnosed with ovarian, lymphoma, breast and skin cancer.

With her creative spirit and warm smile, Cynthia is the kind of person who makes an impression the moment you meet her.

Melissa and Leslie's Story

When Melissa graduated from college in 2004, she knew she was going home to visit her mother, Leslie, in New Hampshire before starting her nutrition internship in New York City. But she didn't realize just how much their lives were about to change.

Kimaya's story

Kimaya was able to focus on her treatment and recovery thanks to the support of the people around her.

Robin's story

In 1972, Robin was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma (then called Hodgkin's disease). She was just 12 years old.

Lynn's story

If you're looking for Lynn, you'll probably find her out in her garden or kayaking or soaking at Starkey Hot Springs.

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