Spring 2017 Vol. 07 Issue 01
From the Editor-in-Chief
Palliative Care: Putting a Cloak on Cancer
Patients should have access to this vital and emerging medical specialty.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Your Cancer Guide
How Much Do You Want to Share?
Determining what to tell people about your cancer requires careful thought.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
In for the Long Haul
When cancer becomes a chronic condition, caregiving requires adjusting to a new normal.
by Aimee Swartz
A Prescription for Prevention?
Scientists are working to understand the molecular processes that transform normal cells into cancer cells in the hope they can prevent the disease before it starts.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Seeking a Second Opinion
Another perspective on your disease may help you find the best cancer care.
by Stephen Ornes
Putting Her Armor On
An acute myeloid leukemia survivor and former TV news reporter finds a new reason to help others improve their health.
by Jennifer Walker
Yesterday & Today
TV’s Family Man
Michael Landon, best known for his roles on Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza, created and starred in programs that portrayed family values with authenticity and humor.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Rolling Up Her Sleeves
Princess Dina Mired of Jordan will be the first Arab president of the Union for International Cancer Control.
by Sue Rochman
Your Questions, Our Answers – Spring 2017
The sugar-feeds-cancer myth, talking to a friend with cancer, and facing down "scanxiety."
An outdoor adventure camp benefits cancer survivors of all ages.
by Lindsey Konkel
In the Moment- Spring 2017
Morgan Bolt, Esther Brandon, Randy Lopez.
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 KelveyUnderstanding Disparities in Melanoma Diagnosis
Black men with melanoma are more likely than other populations to die of the disease. Here’s why, and what to look for.
by Kyle Bagenstose