Cancer Health Spring 2024

Cancer Health Spring 2024

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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The Young Ambassador

Diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at 33, Sydney Barned, MD, a nonsmoker, is on a mission to get this disease the attention it deserves.

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A Win on Biomarker Testing

Sydney Barned, MD, testified before the Maryland legislature about the positive impact the testing had on her life.

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Mind-Body Paths to Managing Cancer Pain

Solid evidence supports integrative care, such as acupuncture, yoga and cryotherapy, to ease chronic pain for cancer survivors.

Editor’s Letter

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Just Breathe

Lung cancer incidence among younger and middle-aged people is now higher among women than men. Learn more in our latest issue.


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2 Million Cancer Cases in 2024

An annual report also finds a steady drop in cancer deaths.

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New Leaders at NCI and SU2C

Meet W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, at the National Cancer Institute and Julian Adams, PhD, at Stand Up to Cancer.

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Celebrity Diagnoses

“Big Bang Theory” actress Kate Micucci, soft-rock crooner Michael Bolton and other bold-faced names share their cancer journeys.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin

Secrets and Grand Slams

Prostate cancer cases make national news and highlight a “broader silence around the disease.”

Care & Treatment

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What’s New in Blood Cancer Treatment?

Advances in the treatment of blood cancers, with a focus on targeted therapies

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Gentler Treatment for Early Breast Cancer

Read about the results of recent clinical trials.

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Even Brief Exercise Lowers Cancer Risk

People who engaged in vigorous activity for 4.5 minutes a day had a 20% lower cancer risk.

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Acupuncture and Massage for Pain

Nonpharmacologic pain relief options for people with advanced cancer.


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Still Flossing

When your cancer is incurable, how do you respond to folks constantly asking, “How are you?” Richard Wassersug, PhD, crafted an apt answer...


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Neuropathy Pain

Chemotherapy-induced peri­pheral neuropathy—pain, tingling, burning or numbness in the feet and hands—is common among cancer patients.


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A Leukemia Diary

Terry Evans, 76, a father of four, lives with his wife in Huntington, California. He has had chronic lymphocytic leukemia since 2000.

Can Heal

Meet the Luckiest Unlucky Person

Kristin Smith Westbrook’s “practical memoir” covers meditation, metastatic breast cancer, grief, Calm City and much more.

Your Team

Jeff Eagan

Oncology Physical Therapy

What is it, and how does it help people with cancer? Physical and rehabilitation therapist Jeff Eagan at UCHealth has the answers.


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Kidney Cancer Resources

The following resources offer support, education and more for people facing kidney cancer.


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Cultivate a “Luckiest” Outlook

Use these exercises to track thoughts of gratitude and love and to create a library of good feelings.

Good Stuff

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Alternative Comfort

These complementary approaches and products can help you cope with cancer-related side effects.


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