Fall 2016 Vol. 06 Issue 03

  • From the Editor-in-Chief

    Geriatric Oncology: Cancer Care Comes of Age?

    A medical subspecialty focusing on older adults with cancer is emerging as the U.S. population ages.

    by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD

  • Forward Look
  • Your Cancer Guide

    Choosing the Right Response

    Take a no-apologies approach in response to insensitive remarks.

    by Hester Hill Schnipper

  • Caregiving With Confidence

    Final Wishes

    Advance care planning can ease stress for both patients and caregivers.

    by Carly O'Brien

  • Survivor Profile

    Reasons to Dream

    Despite a metastatic lung cancer diagnosis, Emily Bennett Taylor was able to look beyond the illness in 2012 to her dream of raising a family. Today, with no evidence of disease, she is the mother of two baby girls.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • A Rural Challenge

    Nearly 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only 3 percent of oncologists practice in them. Health care providers are establishing rural outposts and using advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients living in the country.

    by Charlotte Huff

  • Yesterday & Today

    A Force of Nature

    Known for the Christmas classic Santa Baby and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, Eartha Kitt wowed audiences with her dancing, singing and acting. Her 2006 colorectal cancer diagnosis shocked those who knew her.

    by Sharlene George

  • Cancer Comes Out

    Members of LGBT community are at greater risk for some types of cancer. And those with cancer face challenges in getting the care and support they need.

    by Cameron Walker

  • Healthy Habits
  • Q&A

    A Rare Drive

    Chordoma survivor Josh Sommer brings together researchers and patients to develop better treatments for an uncommon cancer.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Sound Advice

    Your Questions, Our Answers

    Anxiety about cellphones and cancer, crowdfunding to help pay the bills, and the side effects of steroids.

  • Get Involved!

    A Time to Relax

    Spa treatments offer silver linings for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

    by Kate Yandell

  • In The Moment

    Al Horwedel, Raina Joshi, Zoie Lewandowski.


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