April 2017 Vol 3 No 2
Welcome to the April 2017 issue of CONQUER. As we embark on spring, we also know that cancer takes no season off. No holiday. So as you are enjoying warmer weather, trees with buds, and the grass getting green, take your copy of CONQUER outside with you, get a comfy chair, and start reading. Let’s review some of the highlights in this issue.
SurvivorshipSexuality & Cancer
Almost all women who have received treatment for breast cancer have a list of questions that they find difficult to ask during a clinical visit with their oncologist.
The Engaged Patient
Many people who have finished their cancer treatment often talk about how they did not feel prepared for the posttreatment phase of survivorship.
Drug development is an expensive and laborious process for drug companies, and involves conducting years of research in the lab, followed by years of clinical trials with patients, before a drug gets through the FDA review and approval (or rejection), and then onto the market.
Clint Cummings, former owner of Dallas-area Sparrows Tattoo company, passed away in December 2016.
This article offers a summary of follicular lymphoma, a type of slow-growing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and discusses the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for this disease.
Nutrition & CancerWellness Corner
When diagnosed with cancer, it is important to focus on your entire well-being in addition to treating the cancer. Part of focusing on overall health includes taking a deep look at nutrition. Here are 10 tips on how to combat malnutrition during cancer treatment.
William and Penny Hamilton created this beautifully symbolic art piece, which celebrates their warm bond together and represents the various stages of dealing with a cancer diagnosis.
Cervical CancerPatient Stories
Read Erica Stum's thoughtful exploration of faith in relation to a cancer diagnosis.