Cancer Health Fall 2023

Cancer Health Fall 2023

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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Cheryl Law

Lessons From the Front Lines

As a family medicine physician and a breast cancer patient, Cheryl Law shares how she navigates her own treatment.

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Cancer Health 25: Champions of Health Equity

These individuals work to ensure fair opportunities to prevent, treat and survive cancer.

From the Editor

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Yes, You Can!

We’re excited to introduce a new Cancer Health column: Can Heal


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Mammograms at 40?

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its breast cancer screening recommendations.

Dick Vitale, Shannen Doherty, Hank Green and Sarah Ferguson

Star News

Celebrities raise awareness, combat stigma and help educate the public.

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Chemo Drug Shortage

The drug shortage has impacted 93% of surveyed cancer centers, according to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Does Aspartame Cause Cancer?

The artificial sweetener is found in diet drinks and low-calorie foods.

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Medicaid Unwinding

“Staggering numbers” of Americans are losing coverage.

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Good News About Cancer Mortality

Researchers looked at eight major cancers in 47 countries.

Care & Treatment

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Improving Sexual Health for Women With Breast Cancer

The study enrolled 37 women with Stage 0 to Stage III breast cancer who had been on hormone therapy for at least three months.

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mRNA Vaccines for Cancer Treatment

Companies announced the start of a Phase III trial that will enroll more than 1,000 people with high-risk melanoma.

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Weight Loss Drugs to Fight Cancer?

Losing weight can help reduce cancer risk.


Duration of Lung Cancer Immunotherapy

Immune checkpoint inhibitors have revolutionized lung cancer treatment, but the optimal duration of therapy is unknown.

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Kisqali Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence

Those who added the targeted therapy saw a significant improvement in invasive disease-free survival.


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Seasonal Vaccine Alert

People with cancer are advised to get COVID-19, flu and maybe RSV vaccines this fall.


Adam Hayden

A Liberating Lesson

“Do you fear something awful might happen?” asks Adam Hayden, 40, a writer and speaker with brain cancer who lives with his family.


Hank Baskett in 2023

A Lung Cancer Diary

A Lung Cancer Diary with Hank Baskett, 79, who was diagnosed with Stage IV ALK+ non-small-cell lung cancer in 2011.

Can Heal

Siri Lindley claims victory as a triathlete

Rewrite the Story of Your Life

In her book “Finding a Way,” champion triathlete, horse rescuer and leukemia thriver Siri Lindley gives you tools to triumph.

Your Team

Tinka Duran

Epidemiology in Action

A discussion with Tinka Duran, MPH, the senior director of the Great Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center.


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Say No to Nausea

Here’s why it’s important to promptly address nausea and vomiting—and how you can navigate these common conditions during cancer treatme...


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Bladder Cancer

The following websites offer education, support and more for people with bladder cancer.

Good Stuff

Courage Collection Candles

Fall Favorites

Products that promote healing, especially for those dealing with breast cancer


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Wellness and You

Tell us how you maintain wellness in your life while living with cancer.

Digital Edition

Cheryl Law

Cancer Health Fall 2023

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