Summer 2015 Vol. 05 Issue 02
From the Editor-in-ChiefInheritance, ‘Bad Luck’ and the Environment
Why do some people develop cancer while others do not?
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Editor's LetterScientists and Survivors
Executive Editor Kevin McLaughlin highlights stories from the Summer 2015 issue of 'Cancer Today.'
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer GuideLet It Go
Create a list of guiding principles that allow you to shake off the small stuff.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With ConfidenceHusbands, 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
Survivor ProfileA 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 & TodayThe 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
Q&AThe Language of Cancer
Researcher David J. Hauser discusses how war metaphors may make people less likely to engage in preventive behaviors.
by Sharlene George
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
Moving beyond active cancer treatment, dealing with cancer-related anger, and managing the effects of neuropathy
Get InvolvedSupport Through Fitness
Cancer survivor starts organization that hosts free group fitness events for survivors, patients and caregivers.
by Rebecca Hanlon
In the Moment- Summer 2015
Beverly McKee, Charlie Haygood, Patricia Fernandes.
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