June 2017 Vol 3 No 3
Welcome to the June 2017 issue of CONQUER: the patient voice. Your oncology navigator has provided you a copy of this patient journal so that you become empowered with even more information. Let me give you a quick overview of what this issue contains. It certainly provides some information for everyone!
Esophageal CancerPatient Stories
By George Ford
George Ford, who was 7 years old during WWII, offers his personal perspective brimming with insight as he recounts his journey with esophageal cancer.
Neuroendocrine TumorsPatient StoriesSurvivorship
By Greta Stifel
Read about Greta Stifel’s battle with a NET diagnosis and her mission to spread awareness of NETs and empower others dealing with this rare, often misdiagnosed cancer type.
Patient StoriesProstate CancerProton TherapySurvivorship
By Bill Sneddon
Faced with a late-in-life diagnosis of prostate cancer, Bill Sneddon describes his positive experience with Proton therapy, the emerging alternative treatment to standard x-ray radiation.
Lung CancerPatient Stories
Read Melissa Crouse’s resilient story of survival, as she deals with the surprising diagnosis of lung cancer as a nonsmoker.
By Chase Doyle
“It’s important for survivors to talk to their providers about this, even if they’ve had genetic testing a long time ago. The technology has rapidly changed in the past 3 to 10 years,” said Dr. Kapoor of the Encino Breast Care Center.
Cervical CancerHPV Infection & Cancer
Cervical cancer is among the 3 most common types of gynecologic cancers, along with ovarian and endometrial cancers. There are currently 3 approved vaccines that differ in the HPV types that they target for the prevention of HPV infection and cervical cancer.
While it is clearly important for caregivers to care for their loved ones with cancer, it is also vital that they don’t neglect themselves. Caregivers get a rare spotlight in this article.
The Engaged PatientLGBTQ & Cancer
LGBTQ cancer survivors face unique challenges in receiving proper healthcare. This article spotlights these challenges and offers valuable resources available to LGBTQ cancer survivors.
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