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Better Patient Care, Better Outcomes
Issue Introductions
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but this issue features more than breast cancer articles. After giving a rundown of key articles, Lillie Shockney offers her advice on ways to achieve best possible care for you or your loved one.
A Word of Encouragement
Issue IntroductionsBreast Cancer
As a breast cancer survivor herself, Ms. Shockney offers advice in hope of helping women diagnosed with breast cancer regain a sense of peace.
We All Want NED: No Evidence of Disease
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In her introduction to the August issue of CONQUER magazine, Lillie Shockney highlights the benefits of the HPV vaccine, a young patient’s frustrations with her care team, dealing with stage IV cancer, and achieving the desired NED: no evidence of disease.
Turning Knowledge Into Action
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Lillie Shockney introduces the June issue, which features articles on misinformation in cancer, the link between alcohol and cancer, sexuality and cancer, and patient stories related to brain cancer, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and more.
Fighting Fear with Information and Knowledge
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A thread that runs through this issue is how emotions are driven by fear, and how empowering yourself with information is your best bet for beating the paralyzing fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Financial Support for Patients with Cancer
Issue Introductions
Most pharmaceutical companies today are providing financial assistance for their cancer drugs, as do nonprofit foundations and advocacy organizations. This 2022 Guide is organized by cancer type, listing the drugs prescribed for each type of cancer, so you could go directly to the section relevant to your treatment.
Facing Cancer Head-On
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This February 2022 issue covers many bases, from a heartbreaking story of a mother who swims to honor her 14-year-old daughter’s last wish before dying of bone cancer, to hospice and end-of-life care, to dealing with emotional stress, and more.
Set New Life Goals
Issue Introductions
The December 2021 issue of CONQUER magazine is focused on prostate cancer and men’s attitude toward health. In her introduction, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, highlights men’s reluctance to open up to others and their tendency to hide any sign of vulnerability, hindering discussions about their health and preventing emotional healing.
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