Winter 2015/2016 Vol. 05 Issue 04
From the Editor-in-Chief
Early-Stage Prostate Cancer: To Treat or Not To Treat
Strategies for prostate cancer screening and surveillance are still being refined.
by William G. Nelson, MD, PhD
Making Progress in Treating Cancer
Cancer Today's Winter 2015/2016 issue describes advances in lung cancer, big data and more.
by Kevin McLaughlin
Your Cancer Guide
Dare to Plan
Live for today, but plan for tomorrow and beyond.
by Hester Hill Schnipper
Caregiving With Confidence
Take Care of Yourself
Make time for yourself so you can be strong for your loved ones.
by Marc Silver
Big Data: Sharing Information to Improve Care
Big data, using high-powered computers to gather and analyze massive amounts of patient information, promises to revolutionize cancer care. But experts say patient concerns about privacy and other issues must be addressed.
by Stephen Ornes
Honor Your Body
Coming to terms with feelings and emotions about weight gain and weight loss is often part of a cancer patient's experience.
by Sue Rochman
During her treatment for breast cancer, biomedical engineer Jessica Winter challenged her laboratory to bring its discoveries to patients more quickly.
by Chris Palmer
Yesterday & Today
A Storied Life
Literary realist John Updike used the scaffold of his own life, including his lung cancer diagnosis, to explore the shared experiences of our time.
by Sue Rochman
Author Judith Kelman describes how cancer patients benefit from writing about their personal stories.
by Betty Russell
Your Questions, Our Answers
Staying healthy with a compromised immune system, dealing with a second cancer diagnosis, and determining if treatment side effects are normal or not.
A Family’s Tribute
Cindy's Legacy provides financial support to families who are affected by cancer.
by Eileen Glanton Loftus
In the Moment- Winter 2015/2016
Jared Levinthall, Carol Dellinger, Anne Ha.
A Dutch Dilemma
While much of the Western world was tightening restrictions on smoking, one European nation, the Netherlands, found itself embroiled in a political struggle between individual freedoms and public health.
by Cynthia Ryan
Preparing for future health decisions helps ensure care is suited to your priorities.
by Karon WarrenDrop in Cancer Diagnoses Under COVID-19 Raises Alarms
Results of a recent study support concerns that pandemic disruptions resulted in finding fewer cancers.
by Kyle BagenstoseLung Cancer Patients Face Worse Survival After Wildfire Exposure
Researchers find that lung cancer patients recovering from surgery are especially vulnerable to the health hazards of wildfires even up to a year later.
by Sandra GordonChoosing Between Lung Cancer Surgery and Radiation
Study suggests surgery leads to longer survival than radiation for non-small cell lung cancer, but radiation remains an important option.
by Jon Kelvey