Summer 2014 Vol. 04 Issue 02
A Place in the Shade
Many people still consider a tan “healthy” and don't take measures to protect their skin from the sun.
by Kevin McLaughlin
A Global Perspective on Cancer | African-Americans at Higher Risk for Multiple Myeloma | Cool-Headed Chemo May Reduce Hair Loss | Efforts Underway to Raise the Legal Age to Buy Tobacco | FDA Proposes Action on E-Cigarettes | Get Sun Smart | More Patients to Have Access to Navigator Programs | The Vitamin Hype | You’ve Got Mail
Your Cancer Guide
My Treatment Is Over: Now What?
Be patient with yourself while adjusting to life after treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Bringing It Home
Follow these steps to ready yourself for providing care at home.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Never Alone: A Family Journey
A mother and daughter exchange thoughts about their “full-family experience” facing an ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment.
by Mary (Dicey) Jackson Scroggins and Nneka Scroggins
A Balancing Act
Diabetes increases cancer risk, and a dual diagnosis of cancer and diabetes complicates treatment and prognosis.
by Stephen Ornes
A New Look at Spirituality
Addressing the spiritual health of cancer patients is now recognized as an essential aspect of quality care.
by Sue Rochman
Navigating the Health Care Maze
Health insurance expert Karen Pollitz breaks down the impact of the Affordable Care Act on cancer patients and survivors.
by Sarah Webb
Brewing a Business
While getting their new coffee business off the ground, John and Pat Curry took John's cancer treatment one step at a time.
by Jen A. Miller
Knowing Her Options
When Christina McEvoy was diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, she took the reins of her care, traveling more than 600 miles for treatment and returning home to help other melanoma survivors.
by Melissa Davlin
Yesterday & Today
Shining a Light
60 Minutes journalist Ed Bradley tried to “shine a light in a dark corner” through his work, but he kept his long struggle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia private.
by Brittany Moya del Pino
Your Questions, Our Answers
On handling finances during cancer, skin care during radiation therapy, and getting a good night's sleep.
Taking the Chill Out of Chemo
Teenager starts Get Cozy During Chemo to provide blankets for cancer patients in treatment.
by Leigh Zaleski
In the Moment
Matthew Englander, Debra Hesse, Alayna Williamson.
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