Fall 2012 Vol. 02 Issue 03
More Than a Number
Health care professionals are working to make care more patient-centered.
by Jessica Gorman
Your Cancer Guide
Cancer and Sex
Not in the mood? Take steps to regain intimacy.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
An Action Plan
Cognitive changes are common in patients, so it's best to know your options.
by Amy Cunningham
A Genetic Legacy
Doctors now know more than ever about the inherited cancer-related mutations that can link generations of family members. But with the new knowledge from scientific advances and DNA testing come new questions for patients.
by Sue Rochman
Identifying cancer patients in distress moves from rare to routine.
by Melissa Weber
Stranger in a Strange Land
Cancer puts everyone in foreign territory, but those diagnosed with a rare form of the disease may feel the most lost without clear guidance toward the best care or support from other survivors. Four steps can help ease the way.
by Rabiya S. Tuma
Teaming Up for Better Treatment
Across the country, survivors' opinions and actions are influencing cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
Touched by an Angel
Jonny Imerman is the heart and hub of a network of cancer survivors.
by Pamela Ferdinand
Yesterday & Today
A Leading Lady
Betty Ford's candor about her breast cancer diagnosis helped bring a private issue out of the shadows.
by Corinna Wu
Age Is More Than a Number
Geriatric oncologist Harvey Jay Cohen shines a spotlight on older people with cancer.
by Jocelyn Selim
Your Questions, Our Answers
On culturally appropriate care, access to investigational treatments and quitting smoking.
Driving the Road to Recovery
A cancer caregiver volunteers by driving patients to treatment.
by Yvonne Lee
In the Moment
Pamela Clark, Emily-Kate Niskey, Loretta Cox, Tim Buckland
AACR patient advocate forum explores how new clinical trial designs are accelerating drug testing.
by Thomas CelonaFinding Your Niche
Support groups offer community for people with cancer in a world that doesn’t understand their experience.
by Carly FlumerMaking Informed Consent Accessible
Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.
by Sandra GordonKeep That Colonoscopy Appointment
Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman