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Issue Introductions

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.
Looking at Lung Cancer without Stigma
Lung CancerIssue Introductions
In her introduction to this special issue on Lung Cancer, Lillie emphasizes that we need to inspire and help people to stop smoking, and get rid of the overall stigma surrounding this disease.
Shades of Pink
Issue IntroductionsBreast Cancer
In her introduction to the October issue, coinciding with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie D. Shockney reflects on her own breast cancer experience and urges people to tell their loved ones to schedule screening mammograms.
Many Treatment Options, Many Goals of Care—Which Are Right for You?
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
When it comes to treatments for breast cancer, one size doesn’t fit all. Here’s what you need to know about ensuring personalized treatment.
The Other Side of Cancer
Issue Introductions
Lillie Shockney gives a rundown of the inspiring articles and features included in the August 2021 issue, including stories of patients’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic or “Covid cancer,” mental health, brain cancer, and a close look at caregivers.
The Immunotherapy Surge
Issue IntroductionsImmunotherapy
In this special issue focused on immunotherapy, we take a deep dive into this exciting type of treatment, highlighting the role of genetic testing and new developments in lung, skin, and bladder cancer in improving patient outcomes.
Advances in Our Understanding of Breast Cancer
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
Let me share some good news with you: there are more treatment options today than ever before. Here’s what that means for you.
The Many Faces and Features of Breast Cancer
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
Hearing the word “cancer” sets your life in an unexpected (and unwelcomed) direction, but a little education about this disease as you embark on your survivorship can help to make the experience a little less daunting.
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