From the Editor-In-Chief
The U.S. health care system must adapt to the needs of cancer survivors.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
A Matter of Age | Alternatives to Opioids | Treating Head and Neck Skin Cancers | In Women, Lung Cancer Rates Are Rising Worldwide | Breaking Down Breakthrough Cancer Therapies | The Devastating Impact of Muscle Wasting | What’s Next?
Your Cancer Guide
Deciding when and what to worry about can help with gaining control over fear.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving with Confidence
Healthy sleep habits should be an important part of self-care for caregivers.
by Aimee Swartz
Let your voice be heard in support of robust, sustained and predictable federal funding increases.
by George D. Demetri, MD
Breast cancer survivor Bob Riter forges connections among people affected by all types of cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
New tools are being integrated into the research process to ease patients’ access to clinical trials and improve their experience.
by Bradley Jones
Cancer patients are increasingly receiving treatments guided by the molecular characteristics of their cancer cells. But patients may have unequal access to testing and targeted therapies.
by Kate Yandell
Cancer and its treatment can hinder sexual intimacy, but help is available. Talking about the problem is the first step.
by Cameron Walker
Carb Connection | Make Your Move
Neuroscientist Barbara Lipska describes her experiences with symptoms of psychiatric illness caused by treatment for metastases in her brain.
Experts offer advice on accompanying a friend to a doctor’s appointment, responding to a no evidence of disease diagnosis, and sharing the results of genetic testing.
The End of Treatment Bells fundraiser helps patients mark milestones.
by Sophy Ziss
Readers share snapshots of their lives today.
A study illuminates the alcohol consumption habits of cancer survivors.
by Jen Tota McGivney
A father with metastatic kidney cancer embraces moments with his 3-year-old son while pondering how he’ll be remembered.
by Adam P. Stern
The number of cancer patients and survivors visiting emergency departments for opioid overdoses more than doubled between 2006 and 2015, but overdoses are still uncommon in this group.
by Emma Yasinski
A study shows that some cancer patients wish they had known more about possible adverse effects of treatment.
by Jon Kelvey
Cervical cancer now accounts for less than 1% of cancer-related deaths among women in the United States.
The first new anti-cancer therapeutics approved in 2020 are for the treatment of two different types of soft tissue sarcoma.
Imaging a patient’s cancer—and the responses generated by the immune system—can provide information that may guide treatment decisions.
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