December 2016 Vol 2 No 6
Cancer ResearchMultiple Myeloma
By Laura Morgan
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.
By Jeff Pascal
Here is Jeff Pascal's 4' x 4' acrylic painting he made after a multiple myeloma diagnosis in 2014.
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.”
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.
Esophageal CancerPatient Stories
By George Ford
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.
Financial navigators are in the best position to help patients maximize their financial assistance.
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.
By Ann Cleary
A bright watercolor and collage by Ann Cleary.
By Tracy Wright
This is Taylor Duck's story of being diagnosed with lung cancer as a never-smoker.
Head & Neck CancerPatient Stories
By Paige Lewis
Paige Lewis recalls being told that she has cancer.