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Cancer Health Fall 2020

Cancer Health Fall 2020

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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Dana Hopkins Cancer Health

Making Strides

Two-time breast cancer survivor Donna Hopkins lost a lower leg to amputation, but this die-hard athlete just won’t stop moving.

Jennifer Ligibel, MD

Fitness and Breast Cancer

Jennifer Ligibel, MD, is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

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COVID-19: Changing the Face of Cancer Care

The pandemic raises new concerns, but it may also lead to long-lasting improvements.

Editor’s Letter

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State of Wellness

So much of cancer is about waiting. But in a world that can make you feel powerless, taking steps toward wellness can help you take charge.

Care & Treatment

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Keytruda plus chemotherapy reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 35% compared with chemotherapy alone in certain people.

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Cancer’s Toll on the Heart

New research explores how to lower the risk of heart disease in childhood cancer survivors.

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Now Approved

Here are latest arrivals approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

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Lung Cancer Prevention

Quitting smoking even within two years before a lung cancer diagnosis improves survival.

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Innovations in Immunotherapy

A Phase 1 study on customized immunotherapy shows promise for people with lung cancer.

Cancer News

Smitha Mallaiah, MS cancer yoga

Yoga for Cancer

Yoga can benefit those living with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer and uterine cancer.

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Alcohol Falls

Any amount of alcohol can increase a person’s risk for several types of cancer, including cancers of the throat, esophagus, and liver.

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Black Skin

Doctors aren’t properly trained to detect melanoma in patients with Black skin.

Cancer Health at Home

Coping With COVID-19 Video

Cancer Health Bloggers Megan-Claire Chase, Robin McGee and Jeff Neurman discuss the current pandemic.

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Isolation’s End

Author and cancer survivor Suleika Jaouad’s new project helps people channel isolation into creativity and connection.

Voices

Glenn Sabin Cancer Health

What I Eat

Glenn Sabin, diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia 29 years ago, lives in Maryland with his wife, Linda, and sons, Miles and Jared.

Jill Cadman Cancer Health

The Secret

Jill Cadman is a former patient advocate and educator living with HIV and Stage IV colon cancer.

Basics

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Managing Melanoma

The most aggressive type of skin cancer may respond to immunotherapy.

Diary

A Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Diary: Avie Barron

A dedicated student of jiujitsu, Avie Barron, 36, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in her right lung.

Your Team

Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD Cancer Health

Sexual Medicine

Gynecologist Stacy Tessler Lindau, MD, is director of a program in integrative sexual medicine for women and girls with cancer.

How To

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Care for Your Hair

Tips for managing treatment-related hair loss and thinning

Resources

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Wellness Toolbox

These resources can help every cancer patient’s and survivor’s wellness journey.

Good Stuff

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Fall Back to Care

Try soothing products that nourish and pamper.

Life With Cancer

Julie Mizraji Cancer Health

My Birthday Race

Julie Mizraji is the intramural sports coordinator at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She has metastatic breast cancer.

Survey

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State of Wellness

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