Attitude

Your attitude can directly influence your recovery. In fact, many survivors consider attitude to be a fundamental contributor to their healing.

Choose a Positive Mindset

Survivors believe there is a very real mind-body connection. They refuse to accept that cancer means death. They have confidence in their treatments and their own power to influence their recovery.

These attitudes result in a more positive outlook. Survivors focus on healing, not just on fighting the disease. They choose their emotional response and stay optimistic that they will get well.

Eight in 10 survivors believe personal self-help efforts played a major role in their recovery. Explore our resources that help patients benefit from a positive state-of-mind.

Attitude Resources

Read The Latest Attitude Information

  • Your Cancer Diagnosis: To Tell…or Not to Tell?

    March 1, 2018

    It’s really hard to tell when it is the right time to inform your family, friends, and loved ones about your cancer diagnosis. This was especially difficult for a member of our team. Franky, who served as our intern last year and is now one of our staffers, weighed in on this subject for our March blog to share her experience and provide some advice:

    "As a three-time cancer survivor of breast, cervical, and uterus cancer, it was hard for me to tell anyone, other than my husband, of my diagnosis.


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  • Out With the Old, In With the New!

    December 28, 2017

    When the new year is approaching, many of us start to think about resolutions:  everything from losing weight, to exercising, to eating healthier…you name it. But by February…or in some cases, mid-January, we’re pretty much over keeping them.

    We’d like to suggest a new approach to the new year: how about adopting a healthier lifestyle, one step at a time? A gradual approach to a healthier way of living can be more successful.

    In 2017, we shared some tips and tools to help you incorporate wellness into your life.


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  • Healthy Ways to Handle Stress During the Holidays

    December 1, 2017

    No doubt about it, the holiday season can be a fun and joyful time of year, but it can also pose its own special challenges. Parties and get-togethers, shopping, traveling to visit friends and relatives – you name it – the list goes on and on. Combine those busy days with cancer treatments, and that can lead to exhaustion and stress, making it more difficult to get the rest your body needs to heal.

    Many of us have certain expectations for how the holidays should play out, according to Dana Nolan from The Mesothelioma Center.


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