Winter 2013/2014 Vol. 03 Issue 04
A 50-Year Milestone
Efforts to curb smoking have come a long way, but more work needs to be done.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Preparing for Chemotherapy
Planning ahead will help you and your family cope better with treatment.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Managing Side Effects
Help your loved one get a step ahead in handling the unwanted side effects of treatment.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Health Care Reform: What Does It Mean for You?
The complex and controversial Affordable Care Act includes reforms that could benefit cancer patients and survivors.
by Bara Vaida
India’s Rural Divide
In the Indian state of Gujarat, an American cancer survivor finds that ongoing efforts are aiming to improve cancer awareness and services for rural women, who often do not have the same access to health care as many urban women in India.
by Cynthia Ryan
Matters of the Heart
Specialized cardio-oncology clinics are helping cancer patients avoid or manage heart problems.
by Charlotte Huff
Prostate Cancer, Redefined
The determination that not every prostate cancer is life-threatening is changing treatment.
by Jocelyn Selim
The Jazz Evangelist
Even through cancer treatment, jazz pianist and radio show host Billy Foster is ensuring that jazz is passed on to future generations.
by Jenny Song
Yesterday & Today
Charles Schulz, the creator of Peanuts, was a major figure in the history of the American comic strip. Since his death from colorectal cancer more than a decade ago, screening and new treatments have improved detection and survival.
by Debra Gordon
Pushing Fear Aside
Lisa Niemi Swayze advocates for research after losing her husband, actor Patrick Swayze, to pancreatic cancer.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
On finding the best fit for cancer care, making decisions about genetic counseling and testing, and keeping others informed about your condition.
When Cancer Hits Home
Nicholas Arquette started an organization to provide support to children who have a parent with cancer.
by Amanda Koehler
In the Moment
Owen Dodd, Mike Rose, Lauren May
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