Cancer Health Fall 2019

Cancer Health Fall 2019

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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Amanda Enayati

Finding Power, Seeking Serenity

Stage III breast cancer survivor Amanda Enayati turned her life around by seeking stories of women who beat the odds.

Yung S. Lie, PhD Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

Betting on a Cure

Yung S. Lie, PhD, is the president and CEO of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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Cancer, Hands Off My Bank Account!

10 Strategies to Keep Costs Under Control

Editor’s Letter

Bob Barnett

Need to Know

At her lowest ebb, breast cancer survivor Amanda Enayati, our cover subject, discovered serenity.

Cancer News

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How to Use Cannabis

Palliative care expert Brooke Worster, MD, FACP, shares her recommendations.

How Do You Care For a Very Sick Bear?

“A Bear’s Wisdom”

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Vanessa Bayer wants to show kids how to be good friends with someone with cancer.

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Post-Mastectomy Choices

These resources offer the latest information, guidance and support.

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Breast Cancer Survivor Facts and Fictions

Here’s the 4-1-1.

Care & Treatment

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ACA Leads to Better Care

The Affordable Care Act erases racial disparities in care for advanced cancers.

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Hitting an Elusive Target

First KRAS targeted therapy shows promise for lung and colon cancer

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Lynparza Slows Pancreatic Cancer

Lynparza maintenance therapy after chemotherapy nearly doubled progression-free survival.

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Blood Test IDs Cancer

The test was able to identify many cancers, and their location, at early stages.

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New HPV Vax Recommendation

Widespread vaccination could potentially eliminate cervical, anal, oral and other HPV-related cancers.

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Pancancer Paradigm

FDA approves Rozlytrek for cancers with certain gene mutations

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Common Cold Virus for Bladder Cancer

The cancer is particularly difficult to treat with traditional therapies.

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Does Cancer Protect Against Memory Loss?

Study sheds light on the inverse association between cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

New Prostate Cancer Option

FDA approves Nubeqa for nonmetastatic prostate cancer

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Light Therapy Helps Mouth Sores

A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians find it is the most effective method for those with head and neck cancer.


Clare Reed Cancer Health Fall 2019

Changing My Mind

When therapist Clare Reed, of Dublin, was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used her therapeutic skills to change her own life.

A New Kind of Intimacy

Robert Ginyard, 57, lives in Baltimore with his wife and two children.

Allison Ruddick Cancer Health Fall 2019

How Cancer Changed My Politics

Allison Ruddick is the creator of the Keeping Cancer Classy blog.


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Bone Health

Even cancer that doesn’t affect the bones directly can contribute to bone problems.


Gaby Kressly outside her Florida home, 2019

An Ovarian Cancer Diary

Gaby Kressly, now in her early 80s, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2016.

Your Team

Liem Quang Le, DAOM

What Acupuncture Can Do

Liem Quang Le, DAOM, is an acupuncturist in the Integrative Medicine Department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.


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Childhood Cancer

Families of children with cancer face special challenges. Here are some places to seek financial, emotional and educational support.

Good Stuff

Gifts for All Seasons

What to give—or add to your wish

Life With Cancer

Avie Barron with her husband, Tim (right) and her coach, Orlando

I Turned Blue Last Night

Cancer Health blogger Avie Barron, 35, lives in Southern California with her husband and three children.


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Side Effects

Tell us about your experience with side effects.

Digital Edition

Cancer Health Fall 2019 cover

Cancer Health Fall 2019

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