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  • Sound Advice

    Winter 2020/2021

    vol 10 | issue 04
    Experts answer questions about limiting exposure to the coronavirus, how to talk about a cancer recurrence with loved ones, and strategies for dealing with a loss of health insurance.

  • Physicians Underestimate Severity of Radiation Side Effects

    Breast cancer patients' symptoms after radiation therapy may go underrecognized, especially if these patients are Black or younger in age.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Drug Dependence After Breast Surgery

    A study indicates that some breast cancer patients who receive mastectomy and reconstruction may be at risk of persistent drug use following surgery.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Drafting a Medical Team

    Going through cancer treatment and ensuing complications is never easy, but surrounding yourself with the right key players can help, writes pancreatic cancer survivor Rob Weker.

    by Rob Weker

  • Taking Drug Dosing Off Autopilot

    Patient advocates with metastatic breast cancer argue that dosing of treatments for their disease should be more personalized and take into account quality of life.

    by Marcus A. Banks

  • Beating the Bully Inside

    To gain control over fear of my breast cancer recurring, I called on lessons learned as a 5-year-old confronting the neighborhood bully.

    by Joan Harris

  • Q&A

    The Lost Poetry of Patient Stories

    Medical histories capture a vital snapshot of a patient's health status. In his new book, hematologist-oncologist Mikkael A. Sekeres provides a richer narrative.

    by Marci A. Landsmann

  • Sound Advice

    Fall 2020

    vol 10 | issue 03
    Experts offer advice on making caregiving work, the challenges of telemedicine, and absent friends.

  • Learning Medicare’s ABCDs

    Medicare was established to help provide affordable health care coverage for older Americans. But Medicare beneficiaries with cancer can still face financial burdens related to their care.

    by Kate Yandell

  • Your Cancer Guide

    Setting Boundaries

    Honor your own needs to establish a strong foundation for healing.

    by Hester Hill Schnipper