Summer 2013 Vol. 03 Issue 02
A cancer diagnosis can quickly change your “other plans.”
by Kevin McLaughlin
Fueling the Pediatric Cancer Pipeline | Get Smart About Smartphone Cancer Apps | Getting Back on Track | Identifying the Unexpected Risks of Targeted Therapy | It Takes a Village | Paying a Steep Price | Rally for Medical Research | This Way to the Quit Line | When the Cancer Doctor Gets Cancer
Your Cancer Guide
Friendships Lost and Found
Some cherished bonds break in the face of a cancer diagnosis, while other relationships can become wellsprings of comfort and support.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Managing Milestones After a Loss
Navigating difficult anniversaries is part of the grieving process.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
No Through Road
Cancer cells are able to find new pathways around targeted therapies. Scientists are racing to get there first.
by Sue Rochman
Reimagine Your Body
Help is available for cancer patients worried about how they look during and after treatment.
by Melissa Weber
The Power of One
A cancer survivor reflects on the stranger who gave him a second chance at life.
by Robert Henslin
When Less Is More
Studies are finding that aggressive treatment, such as extensive surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, is not always necessary for cancer patients to get good results.
by Alexandra Goho
Drawing on strength from her ancestors and lessons from the 1960s, cancer survivor Vernal Branch works to make a difference for the next generation.
by Regina Nuzzo
Yesterday & Today
Who Loves Ya, Baby?
Telly Savalas met his match in bladder cancer. Earlier diagnosis and more aggressive treatment might have made a difference.
by Jocelyn Selim
Writing Through It
In a new book and on her New York Times blog, author Susan Gubar chronicles her experiences living with metastatic cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
On asking for a second opinion, job seeking with a cancer history, and whether stress can cause a cancer recurrence.
Providing More Than a Meal
After her son finished cancer treatment, Angela Farley started an organization to deliver meals to people facing serious illness.
by Marci A. Landsmann
In the Moment- Summer 2013
Matt Hiznay, Diane Fowler, Roxann Merino.
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose