Fall 2013 Vol. 03 Issue 03
Cancer Research: Worth Paying For
Kevin McLaughlin discusses how one survivor's faith in science underscores the importance of continued funding for cancer research.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Have Cancer, Will Travel
With planning, most patients and survivors can experience the rejuvenation that comes with getting away.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
A Clear Vision
Asking the right questions can help patients living with metastatic cancer understand the risks and benefits of recommended treatments and formulate their goals more effectively.
by Charlotte Huff
As cancer survivor numbers grow and longevity increases, researchers study how to ease symptoms and side effects.
by Melissa Weber
More Than a Signature
The informed consent process is designed to ensure that patients understand risks. But new advances involved in genetic testing and tissue donation may make signing on the dotted line more complex than ever.
by Stephen Ornes
Sorting Through Information Overload
Help your loved one conquer the mountain of medical and financial information that cancer brings on.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Betting on Science
Diagnosed with a rare and incurable blood cancer, Jack Whelan is a passionate booster for research, clinical trials and affordable treatments.
by Betty Russell
Yesterday & Today
From Desire to Daisy
Whether it was a star turn playing Blanche DuBois or Daisy Werthan, Jessica Tandy sparkled in a tough role. That didn't change after her cancer diagnosis.
by Karen Patterson
Support in Any Language
Patient advocate Ivis Febus-Sampayo promotes support services for cancer patients in minority communities.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
On weighing acupuncture for cancer-related symptoms, getting help while caring for a parent, and having pets during treatment.
Sending Get Well Wishes
Joan A. Smith organizes volunteers' efforts to send cards to cancer patients.
by Maria Wolf
In the Moment- Fall 2013
Oscar Llerena, Kimberlee Eshbaugh, Julie Garrabrant.
Preparing for future health decisions helps ensure care is suited to your priorities.
by Karon WarrenDrop in Cancer Diagnoses Under COVID-19 Raises Alarms
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 Kelvey