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August 2016 Vol 2 No 4

Supporting Children Through the Cancer Journey
Issue Introductions
Welcome to our latest edition of CONQUER! Although this issue features pediatric cancer, other articles apply to virtually everyone going through a cancer experience.
Mommy's Not Dying
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Melissa Eppard tells her story of dealing with her children amidst a breast cancer diagnosis.
What You Need to Know About Leukemia
Leukemia
A rundown of the 4 main types of leukemia: acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
Genetic Influences in Multiple Myeloma
Genetics & CancerMultiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer; the cause of this cancer is not yet known. Although it is not considered a hereditary cancer and does not run in families, many genetic factors, especially genetic alterations (mutations) and chromosome abnormalities, play a role in multiple myeloma, as in many other cancers.
The Caregiving Team
Caregivers
When Steve Battle's mom, Brenda, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, he became the primary caregiver on what is now known as “Team Brenda.”
Easy Recipes for Cancer Survivors
Recipe Box
Easy Recipes for Cancer Survivors: Summer Salad and Bruschetta with Ricotta & Peaches
Financial Assistance for Young Patients with Cancer
Financial SupportPediatric Cancer
The American Cancer Society estimates that 10,380 children under age 15 and about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. The rate of children surviving cancer for 5 years or more is growing thanks to improved treatment, but so is the rate of children and teens who are diagnosed with cancer.
Meet the Hero of Hope Finalists!
Hero of Hope
The following 6 finalists were selected from the survivors you nominated for the Second Annual Hero of Hope™ Patient Award.
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