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Cancer Health Winter 2018

Cancer Health Winter 2018

In every issue of Cancer Health, you’ll find cutting-edge health information and the hottest topics of interest to people with cancer and th...

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Ecstatic Healing

Dancing through cancer with Dr. Deborah Cohan

CAR-T Therapy: Lifeline to A Cure?

Immunotherapy gives people with advanced lymphoma another treatment option.

Editor’s Letter

Advocating For You

Welcome to the premier issue of Cancer Health, the newest member of the Smart + Strong family of health publications and websites.

Cancer News

FDA Approves CAR-T Gene Therapy

Cutting-edge approach creates customized therapy.

Personalized Cancer Vaccines

Individually tailored vaccines help T cells recognize tumors.

Cannabis for Cancer

Marijuana is popular among people with cancer, but the FDA knocks cure claims.

Can Daily Aspirin Prevent Cancer?

Aspirin lowers the risk of several cancers, including liver cancer, stomach cancer and lung cancer.

Now for Nine

New HPV vaccine protects against nine types of cancer-causing virus.

Staying Cool During Chemo

Cooling caps, gloves and socks help lessen chemotherapy side effects.

Should Colon Cancer Screening Start Sooner?

Researchers report that screenings for colorectal cancer should begin five years earlier than recommended.

Basics

Treating Cancer Anywhere

New therapies target similar tumors wherever they appear.

Eating Well During Treatment

Good nutrition provides energy, helps the body heal and supports the immune system.

New Light on Risk Factors

More than 40 percent of cancers are caused by factors we can control.

Voices

Beyond the Ribbons

HIV/AIDS advocate Tim Horn highlights some golden rules for health activism.

Diary

A Prostate Cancer Diary

Charlie Christmann, 60, is an engineering consultant in Placitas, New Mexico.

Your Team

Overcoming Barriers

Lillie Shockney, RN, MAS, is an oncology nurse navigator.

How To

Talking With Your Doctor

Here are 10 questions to ask your doctor following a cancer diagnosis.

Resources

Support Groups

Here are some support groups to help you cope with your cancer diagnosis.

Life With Cancer

Why I Went Flat

Health journalist Catherine Guthrie shares why she decided to skip reconstruction.

Survey

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