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
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