Cancer Health Summer 2018

Cancer Health Summer 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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Out of the Blue

How an unexpected lung cancer diagnosis reshaped Laura Greco’s world

The Stigma of Lung Cancer

Stigma affects access to treatment, research funding, public empathy and support for all people with lung cancer.

Spare Your Hair During Chemo

Scalp cooling technology can prevent hair loss caused by cancer treatment.

Leveling the Playing Field

HairToStay gives scalp cooling subsidies to people nationwide.

Editor’s Letter

Access for All

Barriers to cancer treatment access come in many forms.

Cancer News

New Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

New treatment options are available for those with breast cancer that has metastasized.

New Prostate Cancer Guidelines

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has released new prostate cancer guidelines.

Cancer Deaths Falling

The fall was largely as a result of declines in breast, colon, lung and prostate cancers.

Get Moving!

Among other benefits, exercise during cancer treatment may lower the risk of recurrence and cancer-related death.

Acupuncture for Hormone Therapy Pain

For women taking hormone therapy for breast cancer, acupuncture can help manage pain and stiffness.

Lung Cancer Breakthroughs

Checkpoint inhibitors can restore T-cell activity, but they don’t work for everyone.

Targeting Mutations

A new therapy, BLU-667, shows broad antitumor activity against cancers with a variety of RET alterations.


Is a Clinical Trial Right for You?

Joining a trial can be a good way to get promising experimental therapies, but you should carefully weigh the potential risks and benefits.

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What Is Multiple Myeloma?

Outcomes are improving for this hard-to-treat blood cancer.


Right to Try Is False Hope

Karuna Jaggar is executive director of Breast Cancer Action.

Dying for Access

Kelly Shanahan, MD, is a wife, mother, daughter, doctor, woman living with metastatic breast cancer and medical director of METUP.


A Testicular Cancer Diary

Justin Birckbichler, 26, is an elementary school teacher in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the creator of the blog A Ballsy Sense of Tumor.

Your Team

Financial Peace of Mind

Megan Pienta is a licensed financial navigator at the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

How To

Keeping Fit During Treatment

Regular physical activity can relieve fatigue from cancer treatment.

Good Stuff

Head to Toe

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


Financial Assistance

These organizations offer financial help for a variety of issues.

Life With Cancer

Giving Hope a Chance

Tom and Kari Whitehead share how their daughter’s experience with CAR-T therapy motivated them to support research.


Paying for Cancer Care

Tell us how you manage the financial challenges of care.

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