News You Can Use A monthly newsletter from the Cancer Learning Center May 2011 – Issue 70 Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis
Let’s be honest. Coping with cancer is difficult at best. When faced with a cancer diagnosis, people react in their own ways. Shock, anger, denial, and fear are common emotions. Many of the more than nine million American cancer survivors alive today have adjusted to the disease and gone on to live happy, productive lives.
Here are some approaches that may help you or your loved ones cope with a cancer diagnosis:
• Talk with a family member, a friend, or a professional.
Taking the time to be with your family and loved ones may help you cope with a cancer diagnosis.
• Take time away to rest and spend time with family.
• Keep a written, audio, or art journal where you can freely express what you are experiencing.
• Volunteer to help others who have cancer.
• Live each day and plan for the future.
For free information about coping with cancer, stop by the Cancer Learning Center on the first floor of Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Beauty in the Building
This painting by M. Steed can be seen on the 2nd floor of the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) near Clinic C. Art in HCI buildings was donated for patients to enjoy. For more information about donating fine art to HCI, please contact Roni Whittle at 801-587-9315.
Te Cancer Learning Center
(CLC) is a free resource library with books, CDs, and videos on the first floor of
Huntsman Cancer Institute 801-581-6365 1-888-424-2100
CANCER LEARNING CENTER RESOURCES
Everything You Need to Know About Cancer: In Language You Can Actually Understand by Matthew Galsky
Gifts Galore! Fun Ideas to Support Ill Friends by Jane Sterett
Having Children After Cancer: How to Make Informed Choices Before and After Treatment and Build the Family of Your Dreams by Gina Shaw
Focusing on Feeling Good: A Skill-Building, Experiential Self-Management Program for Overcoming Depression by Michael Yapko
Surviving Cancer—A Sacred Journey: Guided Imagery for Women by Kanta Bosniak
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