December 2015 Vol 1 No 6

Advances in Multiple Myeloma Treatment
Issue IntroductionsMultiple Myeloma
This special feature provides information for patients about oral medications for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
Can I Avoid Nausea with Chemotherapy?
From Your Navigator
Nausea is clearly one of the associations people make when they think of chemotherapy, but chemotherapy is not the only type of cancer treatment that can produce nausea.
Feeding Your Body Well
Infusion of HopeNutrition & CancerWellness Corner
In her book Before and After Cancer Treatment: Heal Faster, Better, Stronger, Dr. Julie Silver addresses the common questions that people have about eating well.
Financial Support Organization Offers Hope & Affordability to Patients with Cancer
Financial Support
Although patients may have insurance coverage for the drug they need, often the insurance doesn’t cover all the costs, and the patient may need help with expensive health insurance premium and copayment costs, transportation to the site of service, nursing help, and other services.
What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer in men and in women, accounting for approximately 13% of all new cancers.
Communicate with Your Healthcare Professionals
The Engaged Patient
You are a healthcare consumer, and you deserve as much information as you need to be able to make the best decisions about your care.
The Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong for Patients with Cancer
Exercise & CancerSurvivorshipComplementary Therapies
Did you know that there are ways of gently exercising that can be especially beneficial for patients with cancer and cancer survivors?
Health Literacy & Patient Empowerment: The Role of Your Nurse Navigator
From Your Navigator
According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, approximately 1 in 5 American adults has a low literacy level or lacks the necessary literacy skills to navigate our healthcare system.
Becoming A Patient Advocate: It’s a Family Affair
Patient Advocacy
"The patient advocate is a sidekick, whose job is to help someone else become their best," says Ron Suskind, who learned how to be there for his son.
Life After Cancer: Earl's Story
Colorectal Cancer
In 2013, Earl Shellner was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. What followed was a year of aggressive treatment that included surgical removal of his colon, large intestine, rectum, and anus. He began his first round of chemotherapy, followed by 25 sessions of radiation and, finally, his last round of chemotherapy.
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