FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Increased vaccination rates can help reduce cervical cancer as a worldwide health threat.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
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YOUR CANCER GUIDE
Follow these steps to find a therapist who can meet your needs.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
CAREGIVING WITH CONFIDENCE
Treatment-related expenses can increase stress on both caregivers and patients. Learning to talk about these concerns may help ease the burden.
by Aimee Swartz
Advocating for federal funds for medical research pays off when the effort is constant and compelling.
by Brandon L. Leonard, MA, and J. Tod Guidry, PhD
Researchers are working to expand the benefits of immunotherapy by making “cold” tumors “hot” so they can respond better to treatments.
by Kendall K. Morgan
Patients find each other online and get support they say is unparalleled, but with openness comes concern about privacy.
by Kate Yandell
Genetic testing for mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes creates opportunities for cancer risk reduction. But 25 years after the mutations were discovered, some who could benefit from testing are still left out.
by Sue Rochman
Brain cancer survivor Lanette Veres sends cards and packages to others with the disease. She believes no one should face cancer alone.
by Lindsey Konkel
Step to It | Low-Effort Eats
Drawing on her own experiences as a teenager who learned her mother had pancreatic cancer, Marisa Bardach Ramel urges adolescents in similar situations to embrace all emotions—even the ugly ones.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Experts offer advice on parenting a child who has had cancer, what to look for in a primary care provider, and peripheral neuropathy.
Various kinds of artistic expression can play a role in processing the emotional effects of cancer.
by Bradley Jones
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.
Handle With Care
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