December 2016 Vol 2 No 6

Meeting of Hearts & Minds: Connecting Patients with Cancer Researchers
Cancer ResearchMultiple Myeloma
It’s quite common for patients with cancer to form strong bonds with their oncologists. But it’s not often that patients form connections with researchers, the very scientists who develop cancer therapies that help patients, especially patients facing cancer.
Jaime's Vacation
Art Therapy
Here is Jeff Pascal's 4' x 4' acrylic painting he made after a multiple myeloma diagnosis in 2014.
Pregnancy After Cancer: New Directions in Fertility Preservation
Fertility Preservation
Rosaria Usini was 23 years old, had just finished college, and was beginning her teaching career when she heard the words she dreaded most, “The cancer is back.” 
Educated Love
Palliative Care
When some people envision palliative care, they see someone dying or having a dreadful chronic disease who is slowly dying. In actuality, we all die from something. In the past 4 years, I have learned what palliative care means to me. 
Old Men Dream Too
Esophageal CancerPatient Stories
George Ford was looking forward to retirement when, on January 5, 2009, a day before his birthday, he received a call from his doctor telling him that he had esophageal cancer.
Talking with a Financial Navigator Can Lower the Cost of Your Cancer Treatment
Financial Support
Financial navigators are in the best position to help patients maximize their financial assistance.
Making Good Treatment Decisions
The Engaged Patient
Hearing the words “You have cancer” can feel paralyzing. Before making any treatment decisions, carefully consider your options to make the best, most informed decisions for yourself.
Who Needs Hair?
Art Therapy
A bright watercolor and collage by Ann Cleary.
A Young Athlete, Never-Smoker, and a Lung Cancer Survivor
Lung Cancer
This is Taylor Duck's story of being diagnosed with lung cancer as a never-smoker.
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