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Cancer Health Summer 2022

Cancer Health Summer 2022

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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Features

Bryon Daily

Second Acts

After treatment for multiple myeloma, Bryon Daily pays it forward to other African Americans, who are at higher risk for this cancer.

Cancer Health 25: Quality of Life

These remarkable individuals are helping people affected by cancer live their best lives.

Editor’s Letter

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A New Life

It’s a different life—cancer changes you—but it can be a good one.

Care and Treatment

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Natural Killer Cells Show Promise

“We were favorably surprised by the quality of tumor responses in patients."

two woman embrace

Women Are More Prone to Side Effects

Women were at greater risk than men for symptomatic adverse events and hematologic events.

pillow

Light Therapy for Better Sleep

After receiving light therapy for two weeks, women exposed to bright light reported a significant decrease in fatigue and sleep disturbances

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Antihistamines and Immunotherapy

Allergy meds were linked to longer survival among cancer patients treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors.

News

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Breast Cancer Survivor Heart Risk

Results showed that women who had received anthracyclines and/or Herceptin had a high risk for heart failure.

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Sit Less, Move More

Sitting more than eight hours a day more than doubled the risk for cancer-related death compared with sitting less than four hours a day.

Jon Batiste, left, and Suleika Jaouad arrive at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

Beyond Isolation

With omicron surging in February, Suleika Jaouad’s husband Jon Batiste couldn’t be with her in the hospital.

Ogden Gaffney

Taste Rescue

“The good news? Once chemo is over, your taste buds usually go back to normal."

Fact Finder

A team at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health summarizes the best evidence.

Voices

Erin Cronican

Learning From Wit

Erin Cronican is an actress, singer, director and producer in New York City. She has Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.

Basics

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COVID Protection

Extra vaccine doses, monoclonal antibodies and antivirals can help prevent severe illness.

Diary

A Lung Cancer Diary

An Army veteran, retired firefighter and farmer, Jeff Meckstroth, 65, lives in Ohio. He has Stage IV metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.

Living With Cancer

Adam Hayden

Telling You for the Last Time

Adam Hayden, 39, is a writer and speaker living with brain cancer. He lives with his wife and three sons in Indianapolis.

Your Team

Yoga Therapist

Columbia University Irving Medical Center mind-body specialist Leigh Leibel, MSc, coedited Yoga Therapy Across the Cancer Care Continuum.

Good Stuff

Get Well Gift for Men from Just Don’t Send Flowers

A Healing Summer

T-shirts you can wear anywhere, a gift for guys and natural inspirations for everyone

Solutions

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Improving Muscle Strength

These gentle exercises can help you become stronger and more flexible.

Resources

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Pancreatic Cancer

These organizations provide latest treatment options, emotional support for patients and caregivers, access to care and financial support.

Survey

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Are You Prepared?

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