Cancer Health Winter 2021

Cancer Health Winter 2021

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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Dann Wonser and his wife, Genevieve  de Renne

Love in a Time of Cancer

Cancer Health blogger Dann Wonser says the key to his 14-year survival with non-small-cell lung cancer is his wife, Genevieve de Renne.

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Meeting Your Match

Genomic testing can help customize treatment to target tumors.

TRACKing Rare Mutations

After being treated for thyroid cancer with a rare mutation, Susan is helping educate others.

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Radical Acceptance

Psychologist Seth Axelrod, PhD, has metastatic bone cancer—and a unique set of therapeutic skills that help him live with it.

Editor’s Letter

Bob Barnett

Quality of Life

The ways people respond to cancer can sometimes be complex, and often, awesome.

Care & Treatment

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Promising KRAS Drugs

Sotorasib and adagrasib target a specific cancer-causing mutation found in those with non-small-cell lung cancer and colorectal cancer.

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HIFU for Prostate Cancer

High intensity focused ultrasound ablation has the ability to safely and effectively treat this cancer.

Now Approved

The latest drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration include one for non-small-cell lung cancer and acute myeloid leukemia.


COVID-19 and Cancer Treatment

Studies ask whether cancer treatment, such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy, can lead to more severe COVID-19.

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Cervical Cancer Advances

A checkpoint inhibitor combination and an antibody-drug conjugate may offer new treatment options.

Cancer News

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Credit Score Traps

Financial hardship caused by cancer can have a long-term impact on your credit score.

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Out: The LGBTQ Cancer Survey

A new survey aims to help train providers to make care safer and more welcoming for LGBTQ patients.

Chadwick Boseman

Catching Colorectal Cancer

After actor Chadwick Boseman’s death, African Americans are reminded once again about the importance of being screened early.

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The Diabetes Connection

Having diabetes can put a person at greater risk for certain cancers and affect cancer treatment.


Adam Hayden with his wife and their boys

Finding Myself in Illness

Cancer Health blogger Adam Hayden, 38, a philosopher and palliative care advocate, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and three sons.


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Lung Cancer Treatment

New targeted therapies and immunotherapies can lead to better treatment outcomes.


Jamil RIvers

A Metastatic Breast Cancer Diary: Jamil Rivers

Jamil Rivers, 42, is the board president of METAvivor, a nonprofit breast cancer organization.

Your Team

David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH pain specialist

Managing Cancer Pain

David J. Copenhaver, MD, MPH, is director of the cancer pain management program at the University of California, Davis.

How To

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Support Your Partner

Take steps to help meet each other’s needs now.


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Emotional Support

Whether you’re recently diagnosed or have been living with cancer for years, these resources can help you find the support you need.

Good Stuff

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Winter Comforts

Stay warm and healthy with soothing creams, stylish fashions, home-delivered meals and a soulful book.

Life With Cancer

Warrior Artist

Shelley Kerr, 65, is an award-winning bronze sculptor who lives with her husband in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has Stage IV bladder cancer.


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The Good Life

How is your quality of life?

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