Cancer Health Fall 2018

Cancer Health Fall 2018

In every issue, you’ll find cutting-edge health information and the hottest topics of interest to people with cancer and their loved ones.

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“But You Look Fine!”

Latonya Wilson advocates for better understanding of metastatic breast cancer and more outreach to African Americans.

Black Women and Breast Cancer

African-American women are 42 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than their white counterparts.

Jose Ferreira, male breast cancer

Men Get Breast Cancer Too

About 480 men are expected to die from breast cancer this year.

What’s New in Immunotherapy?

We asked the experts what they think will be the next big breakthroughs.

Editor’s Letter

Think Pink

Many breast cancer campaigns often fail to acknowledge people with advanced breast cancer.

Cancer News

Meet Your Match

Using molecular tests to select the most appropriate treatment leads to better outcomes.

Get Fit

Fitness trackers predict how cancer patients will respond to treatment.

Less Is More for Early Breast Cancer

Genetic test can help guide decisions about treatment after surgery.

LOXO-292 ASCO 2018

Arresting RET

New drug targets RET mutations in multiple cancer types.

Combos for Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy worked better than chemotherapy as first-line treatment for people with a favorable biomarker.

multiple myeloma

New CAR-T for Multiple Myeloma

Half of those treated with the experimental immunotherapy bb2121 no longer had detectable cancer.

Integrative Not Alternative

Yoga, meditation, acupuncture and more can be safely used to relieve side effects of standard treatment.


What Is Targeted Therapy?

Precision medicine matches patients with the treatments most likely to work for them.

Understanding BRCA

Genetic mutation raises the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.


Redlining Cancer Care

Peter J. Pitts is president of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.

Reclaiming My Body

Journalist Catherine Guthrie recounts her experience navigating two bouts of breast cancer and cultural expectations of femininity.


A Melanoma Diary

Jamie Troil Goldfarb, 40, is a patient advocate and works in public relations. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland, with her husband and son.

Your Team

Know Your Genes

Nancie Petrucelli is senior genetic counselor at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit.

How To

Eating Well During Treatment

Here are 10 healthy eating tips.

Good Stuff

Head to Toe

Our latest favorite products to help you look and feel your best


Breast Cancer Support Groups

Talking with other people who’ve shared your experience with breast cancer can make all the difference in the world.

Life With Cancer

Go Live Your Dream

Ken Brown, a pancreatic cancer survivor for five years, hiked the world’s tallest freestanding mountain with his cancer surgeon.


Your Cancer Treatment

Tell us about your treatment experience.

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