Winter 2014/2015 Vol. 04 Issue 04
Documenting Cancer’s ‘Biography’
Executive Editor Kevin McLaughlin discusses the book that inspired the documentary 'Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies.'
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Living With Advanced Cancer
Make the most of your days despite the uncertainty that comes with metastatic disease.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Lighting a Fire Under Tobacco-Related Cancers
As researchers unravel the extent and scientific underpinnings of tobacco-related cancers and addiction, patients can seek support to quit tobacco or cope with the stigma often associated with these cancers.
by Stephen Ornes
Navigating Insurance With Assurance
Explore insurance options with the patient to ensure proper health coverage and less stress.
by Michelle Johnston-Fleece
Telling Cancer’s Story
A Pulitzer Prize-winning book about cancer becomes a documentary after noted filmmaker Ken Burns signs on.
by Marilyn Fenichel
What Is Your Learning Style?
Understanding how you learn best can help you get the most out of your meetings with your medical team.
by Ide Mills
When Age Is Only a Number
More than half of cancer patients are over 65, but not all older cancer patients should be treated alike. That's where geriatric oncology comes in.
by Yasmine Iqbal
Hope and Endurance
Bladder cancer survivor Randy Layne and his wife, Ellen, faced his diagnosis, treatment and recovery together.
by Martha Irvine
Yesterday & Today
A Beautiful Neighbor
Fred Rogers, better known as Mister Rogers, taught children compassion for themselves and others. He died from stomach cancer in 2003, but his legacy lives on in television programs for kids today.
by Sue Rochman
Paying Attention to Depression
Psychiatrist Michael Sharpe suggests a new approach to identifying and treating depression in cancer patients.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Your Questions, Our Answers
Starting up a cancer blog, dealing with post-treatment fatigue, and helping a loved one with cancer from a distance
Nothing Left Unsaid
Cancer survivor helps parents with life-threatening diseases make legacy videos for their children.
by Leigh Labrie
In the Moment
Jonah Eller-Isaacs, Mary Ganley, Erica Campbell.
Support groups offer community for people with cancer in a world that doesn’t understand their experience.
by Carly FlumerMaking Informed Consent Accessible
Confusing informed consent forms are a common barrier to clinical trial participation. Researchers ask how they can be better designed for patients.
by Sandra GordonKeep That Colonoscopy Appointment
Experts weigh in on a recent study appearing to show that colonoscopy had lower-than-expected efficacy for preventing colorectal cancer.
by Pamela Rafalow GrossmanWhat We Know About Ultraprocessed Foods and Cancer Risk
Research has linked highly processed foods like deli meat to a higher risk of colorectal cancer in men.
by Jon Kelvey