December 2016 Vol 2 No 6
Hello everyone! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As 2016 comes to a close and 2017 begins, so do deductibles and larger copayments for the coming year. Ugh! Connecting with a financial navigator who can help you find resources to offset these expenses should happen as soon as you are diagnosed.
Before sitting down with your oncologist for the first time, there are a few things you can do to prepare physically and mentally.
By Laura Morgan
Myeloproliferative neoplasms, better known as MPNs, are rare and chronic type of blood cancers that develop when the body makes too many red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. MPNs are a type of blood cancer that gets worse with time, and because they are chronic, they can last for many years.
Since opening an oncology-specific emergency department in 2015, The James Comprehensive Cancer Center has discovered many ways that patients benefit from this cancer-focused care.
Nutrition & CancerWellness Corner
Chef Ryan Callahan shares tips and techniques to make your holiday season flavorful for everyone.
By Tracy Wright
After being poked and prodded for cancer treatment, testing, and surgery, it seems crazy that patients with cancer would ask for more needles, but that is exactly what’s happening when it comes to acupuncture.
This piece by Kathryn Scholefield depicts two hands reaching out for each other, and was made with charcoal and colored pastel.
Here comes the New Year and excitement about new goals. With some planning, you can set goals that will bring you the rewards of a healthier lifestyle.
Patient StoriesBrain Cancer
A letter to CONQUER by Reverend Stephen Hollis Cobb.
From Your Navigator
Do you ever look at yourself and think you would be happier if a certain body part or parts looked different or “better”? Ever feel that your self-worth is contingent on how you believe others perceive you, such as how physically attractive you are?