Summer 2015 Vol. 05 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-Chief
Inheritance, ‘Bad Luck’ and the Environment
Why do some people develop cancer while others do not?
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Scientists and Survivors
Executive Editor Kevin McLaughlin highlights stories from the Summer 2015 issue of 'Cancer Today.'
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Let It Go
Create a list of guiding principles that allow you to shake off the small stuff.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Husbands, Just Listen
You can't fix cancer, but you can make a difference.
by Marc Silver
Preserving the Future
Young adults undergoing cancer treatment who may want to have children should talk with their doctors about ways to preserve their fertility.
by Marci A. Landsmann
The Cost of Cancer
Expensive treatments can leave patients with a mountain of debt. Resources are available to help.
by Bara Vaida
The DCIS Dilemma
Ductal carcinoma in situ is the fourth most common cancer diagnosis in women. Some say it's not "really" cancer. But you wouldn't know that based on how it is treated.
by Sue Rochman
A Desire to Help
Since P.J. Lukac's glioblastoma diagnosis, the young pediatrician has worked hard to spread awareness and understanding of the disease.
by Stephen Ornes
Yesterday & Today
The Voice of Lamb Chop
Ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her sidekick, a white wool puppet named Lamb Chop, won the hearts of generations of children who tuned in to her television shows.
by Jocelyn Selim
The Language of Cancer
Researcher David J. Hauser discusses how war metaphors may make people less likely to engage in preventive behaviors.
by Sharlene George
Your Questions, Our Answers
Moving beyond active cancer treatment, dealing with cancer-related anger, and managing the effects of neuropathy
Support Through Fitness
Cancer survivor starts organization that hosts free group fitness events for survivors, patients and caregivers.
by Rebecca Hanlon
In the Moment
Beverly McKee, Charlie Haygood, Patricia Fernandes.
New studies find that electronic cigarettes trail other methods in helping people quit smoking, but they are growing in popularity among teens.
by Teresa BergenA Look at Disparities Across Cancer Care
A new AACR report tracks progress in addressing cancer health disparities and identifies work that still needs to be done.
by Eric FitzsimmonsCredit Agencies to Remove Some Medical Debt From Reports
Changes to what medical debt is included in credit reports could give patients more time to resolve outstanding bills.
by Karon WarrenThe Mental Toll of a Cancer Diagnosis
New studies shine a light on the effects of a cancer diagnosis on mental health and suicide risk.
by Pamela Rafalow Grossman