Summer 2013 Vol. 03 Issue 02
A cancer diagnosis can quickly change your “other plans.”
by Kevin McLaughlin
Fueling the Pediatric Cancer Pipeline | Get Smart About Smartphone Cancer Apps | Getting Back on Track | Identifying the Unexpected Risks of Targeted Therapy | It Takes a Village | Paying a Steep Price | Rally for Medical Research | This Way to the Quit Line | When the Cancer Doctor Gets Cancer
Your Cancer Guide
Friendships Lost and Found
Some cherished bonds break in the face of a cancer diagnosis, while other relationships can become wellsprings of comfort and support.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Managing Milestones After a Loss
Navigating difficult anniversaries is part of the grieving process.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
No Through Road
Cancer cells are able to find new pathways around targeted therapies. Scientists are racing to get there first.
by Sue Rochman
Reimagine Your Body
Help is available for cancer patients worried about how they look during and after treatment.
by Melissa Weber
The Power of One
A cancer survivor reflects on the stranger who gave him a second chance at life.
by Robert Henslin
When Less Is More
Studies are finding that aggressive treatment, such as extensive surgery, radiation or chemotherapy, is not always necessary for cancer patients to get good results.
by Alexandra Goho
Drawing on strength from her ancestors and lessons from the 1960s, cancer survivor Vernal Branch works to make a difference for the next generation.
by Regina Nuzzo
Yesterday & Today
Who Loves Ya, Baby?
Telly Savalas met his match in bladder cancer. Earlier diagnosis and more aggressive treatment might have made a difference.
by Jocelyn Selim
Writing Through It
In a new book and on her New York Times blog, author Susan Gubar chronicles her experiences living with metastatic cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
On asking for a second opinion, job seeking with a cancer history, and whether stress can cause a cancer recurrence.
Providing More Than a Meal
After her son finished cancer treatment, Angela Farley started an organization to deliver meals to people facing serious illness.
by Marci A. Landsmann
In the Moment
Matt Hiznay, Diane Fowler, Roxann Merino.
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