Putting the Patient in the Driver’s Seat
In her new book, Cancer Support Community executive chair Kim Thiboldeaux offers advice to patients on how to steer their way through a cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Rethinking Access to Disability Benefits
Advances in screening and treatment mean there are more cancer survivors than ever, but survivors who struggle to work can face difficulty getting disability payments.
by Jen Tota McGivney
Should All Kids With Cancer Get Genetic Testing?
Testing children with cancer for hereditary mutations could impact their treatment and provide information relevant to other family members.
by Marcus A. Banks
Understanding How Radiation Causes Cancer
Researchers are investigating who is at greatest risk for radiation-induced cancers.
by Kate Yandell
How Long Do Immunotherapy Side Effects Last?
For people with melanoma who receive immune checkpoint inhibitors after surgery, side effects can remain even after treatment has been completed. These chronic side effects are most often mild.
by Anna Goshua
Chemobrain: It’s Not Your Imagination
Scientists discussed the mechanisms of chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment at a session dedicated to symptom science at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Living Beyond a Diagnosis
Judy Pearson was surprised by the demands of cancer survivorship. Here, she offers tips on how to look at life after cancer.
by Judy Pearson
When Young Adults Need Care
For adolescents and young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, caregivers can play an influential—but often overlooked—role in providing help and support.
by Carly Flumer
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
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
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