Winter 2014/2015 Vol. 04 Issue 04
Editor's LetterDocumenting 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 GuideLiving 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
Survivor ProfileHope and Endurance
Bladder cancer survivor Randy Layne and his wife, Ellen, faced his diagnosis, treatment and recovery together.
by Martha Irvine
Yesterday & TodayA 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
Q&APaying Attention to Depression
Psychiatrist Michael Sharpe suggests a new approach to identifying and treating depression in cancer patients.
by Marci A. Landsmann
Sound AdviceYour Questions, Our Answers
Starting up a cancer blog, dealing with post-treatment fatigue, and helping a loved one with cancer from a distance
Get InvolvedNothing Left Unsaid
Cancer survivor helps parents with life-threatening diseases make legacy videos for their children.
by Leigh Labrie
In the Moment- Winter 2014/2015
Jonah Eller-Isaacs, Mary Ganley, Erica Campbell.
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