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
A recent study investigated why some young cancer survivors did not want the HPV vaccine and how they can be better served.
by Pamela Rafalow GrossmanThe Future of Cancer Care
Forum discusses next-generation technologies that will guide oncology research and patient care in the years to come.
by Thomas CelonaOn Wearing a Brave Face for Myself and Others
A woman living with lung cancer reflects on the contrast between how people see her and how she feels as someone living with metastatic disease.
by Suzanne Adriana RemingtonCervical Cancer Found at Later Stages After 65
A study found women in California were more likely to have cervical cancer diagnoses at a later stage after age 65.
by Jon Kelvey