Cancer Health Summer 2023

Cancer Health Summer 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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Charlie Huang

Finding the Right Match

When Charlie Huang almost lost the chance at a lifesaving stem cell transplant for his acute myeloid leukemia, he vowed to help others.

Editor’s Letter

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Patients & Advocates

Cancer survivors make awesome advocates, and the summer 2023 issue of Cancer Health profiles several inspiring figures.


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Eight Goals of the National Cancer Plan

The road map complements the Cancer Moonshot.

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No More Free Cancer Screenings?

Don’t delay any of your screenings.

Care & Treatment

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Afternoon Chemotherapy

Women may be more vulnerable to the toxic effects of chemotherapy if they are treated in the morning.

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Did You Know HPV Causes Cancer?

HPV triggers abnormal cell growth that can lead to cancers of the cervix, anus, vulva, vagina, penis, mouth and throat.

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Screen All Adults for Hepatitis B

HBV vaccination is now recommended for all infants, children and adults.


Delaying Prostate Cancer Treatment

Delaying or skipping treatment let patients avoid side effects, such as urinary incontinence and sexual problems.

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Immunotherapy for Endometrial Cancer

Read about the new research presented at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology Annual Meeting on Women’s Cancer.

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Fewer Options for Black Colon Cancer Patients

Some people of African ancestry may be ineligible for targeted therapy.


Megan-Claire Chase

You Can’t Escape Race in Cancer

Megan-Claire Chase, aka Warrior Megsie, is a seven-year breast cancer survivor. She’s also a blogger and advocate.


Leah Adams with her parents

A Melanoma Diary

Leah Adams, 29, of Cleveland, is a Stage I melanoma survivor. She also helps care for her dad, who has Stage IV melanoma.


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Oral, Mouth and Throat Cancers

Visit these websites for statistics, symptoms, support groups, videos and more on oral, mouth and throat cancers.

Good Stuff

Fun in the Sun

Products that protect skin and enlighten minds, including the lung-cancer memoir “Stage 5”


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Lifting the Brain Fog

Cancer treatment may lead to cognitive impairment, such as memory loss and trouble concentrating. But you can mend your mind.


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Cope With Cancer

Take this survey to let us know how you’re dealing with cancer.

Digital Edition

Cancer Health Summer 2023 cover

Cancer Health Summer 2023

Read the digital version of this issue.


Hot topics

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