Coping With Cancer

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Coping With Cancer

If you or someone you care about has a cancer diagnosis, it can be difficult to know what to expect. The process of learning to cope with a cancer diagnosis may include communication techniques with your health care team, coping strategies for the family, and seeking out information about cancer and support services.

Helping you Cope 

Navigating a new cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. A diagnosis often requires changes to the daily routine, as well as extra time needed to learn as much as possible about your cancer and treatment options. Mount Sinai has resources to help you cope.

Social Work 

Learn more about the role of social work as part of the cancer care team.

Indigenous Patient Navigator 

Support and help navigating the cancer system is available for First Nation, Inuit and Metis patients coming for cancer care at Sinai Health.

Psychiatry in Cancer Care 

Learn about the support available at Mount Sinai Hospital to patients as they work through the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Nutrition and Cancer 

Learn more about the role nutrition can play as part of your treatment plan.

Adoloscents and Young Adults (AYAs) 

As an an adolescent or young adult (ages 18-39) a cancer diagnosis can be an added stress on top of many other life stressors. Learn more about how we can help.


Learn more about how exercise can be part of your treatment plan - even while you are undergoing cancer therapy.

Tips for Caregivers 

Being a caregiver to someone with cancer is an important role to play. Learn more about managing caregiving responsibilities and ways to get support when you need it.

Community and Online Resources 

There are a number of special programs and services available to help those living with cancer. Here is a list of community and internet-based resources.

Smoking and Cancer Treatment 

Learn more about the benefits of quitting smoking, even after a cancer diagnosis and during treatment.