Summer 2014 Vol. 04 Issue 02
Editor's LetterA 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 GuideMy Treatment Is Over: Now What?
Be patient with yourself while adjusting to life after treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceBringing It Home
Follow these steps to ready yourself for providing care at home.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
First PersonNever 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
Survivor ProfileBrewing 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
Survivor ProfileKnowing 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 & TodayShining 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
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
On handling finances during cancer, skin care during radiation therapy, and getting a good night's sleep.
Get InvolvedTaking 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- Summer 2014
Matthew Englander, Debra Hesse, Alayna Williamson.
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