Fall 2016 Vol. 06 Issue 03
From the Editor-in-ChiefGeriatric Oncology: Cancer Care Comes of Age?
A medical subspecialty focusing on older adults with cancer is emerging as the U.S. population ages.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer GuideChoosing the Right Response
Take a no-apologies approach in response to insensitive remarks.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceFinal Wishes
Advance care planning can ease stress for both patients and caregivers.
by Carly O'Brien
A Rural Challenge
Nearly 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, but only 3 percent of oncologists practice in them. Health care providers are establishing rural outposts and using advanced technology to diagnose and treat patients living in the country.
by Charlotte Huff
Cancer Comes Out
Members of LGBT community are at greater risk for some types of cancer. And those with cancer face challenges in getting the care and support they need.
by Cameron Walker
Survivor ProfileReasons to Dream
Despite a metastatic lung cancer diagnosis, Emily Bennett Taylor was able to look beyond the illness in 2012 to her dream of raising a family. Today, with no evidence of disease, she is the mother of two baby girls.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Yesterday & TodayA Force of Nature
Known for the Christmas classic Santa Baby and her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman, Eartha Kitt wowed audiences with her dancing, singing and acting. Her 2006 colorectal cancer diagnosis shocked those who knew her.
by Sharlene George
Q&AA Rare Drive
Chordoma survivor Josh Sommer brings together researchers and patients to develop better treatments for an uncommon cancer.
by Kate Yandell
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
Anxiety about cellphones and cancer, crowdfunding to help pay the bills, and the side effects of steroids.
Get InvolvedA Time to Relax
Spa treatments offer silver linings for patients undergoing cancer treatment.
by Kate Yandell
In the Moment- Fall 2016
Al Horwedel, Raina Joshi, Zoie Lewandowski.
The FDA requires a warning with CAR T-cell therapies about an increased risk of cancer from the treatment. Should you be concerned?
by Sandra GordonOvercoming Lung Cancer Stigma With Understanding
Shirley Muñoz wants to use her experience as a younger lung cancer patient to break down barriers to care for her community through translation and advocacy.
by Cameron WalkerThe More You Know About Cancer Prevention
Studies found awareness gaps about cancer prevention strategies such as screening and vaccination may reduce benefits from these tactics.
by Cancer Research CatalystUsing Acupuncture and Massage to Manage Side Effects
New research finds acupuncture and massage are associated with pain reduction for patients with advanced cancer.
by Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore