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August 2017 Vol 3 No 4

Youth Doesn’t Shield from Cancer
Issue Introductions
Welcome to the August 2017 issue of CONQUER. There is so much information in this issue for you to read, I hardly know where to start.
The Emilio Nares Foundation: Helping Children and Their Families Cope with Cancer
Family MembersFinancial SupportPediatric CancerSupport Services
The Emilio Nares Foundation, located in San Diego, CA, helps children and their families navigate through a cancer diagnosis with valuable services, from a cost-saving transportation program to modified shirts with easy access to chemotherapy ports.
A Mother’s Intuition Gives Her Daughter a New Chance at Life
Family MembersPediatric Cancer
The power of mother’s intuition guided La Toya Johnson to ensure her daughter, Yantusha, received the proper care she needed.
The Slippery Slope of Survivorship: Maintaining Mental Health
Depression & CancerSurvivorship
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survivor Dan Dean tackles the stigmas and difficulties associated with mental health diagnoses and therapies.
At Age 24 Cancer Changed Who I Was
LymphomaPatient Stories
After a slew of seizures, misdiagnoses, and unanswered questions, Mouhamad Beydoun found out that, at the ripe age of 24, he had cancer covering his entire brain.
The Promise of Immunotherapy
Immunotherapy
A roundup of 4 leading healthcare professionals offers an optimistic outlook on immunotherapy at the Second International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, titled “Translating Science into Survival.”
PSA Screening Saved His Life, Said Ben Stiller After Being Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
Cancer ScreeningProstate Cancer
You know Ben Stiller as the comedic actor who made you laugh in “There’s Something About Mary,” “Zoolander,” and “Meet the Parents,” but this legend of the silver screen credits a PSA screening for saving his life.
My Journey with Multiple Myeloma and the New Opportunities Through the MMJP Program
Multiple Myeloma
Dentist John Killip presents his journey with multiple myeloma, which included using his professional skills to give himself a stem-cell injection as part of his transplant, and joining the MMJP program.
Staying Hydrated During Cancer Treatment
Nutrition & CancerWellness Corner
Oncology Nurse Deborah Gomer shares her insights about the challenges of staying hydrated during cancer treatment and offers a recipe for making your own, healthy alternative to energy drinks.
5 Things You Need to Know About Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
Cancer ScreeningLung Cancer
Low-dose CT screening is the only screening method recommended by the US Preventive Services Task Force for lung cancer, yet only 3.9% of eligible people are actually screened.
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