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December 2017 Vol 3 No 6

Issue Introductions
Happy Holidays to you and your family! If you are in the midst of treatment, or recently completed treatment, you have already been dealing with a lot, and now the busiest time of the year just got busier for you.
Online FirstSurvivorshipThe Engaged Patient
Allison Harvey, MPH, CHES, and Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, provide some insightful strategies to help you be present and kind to yourself during this holiday season.
Head & Neck CancerPatient Stories
“As the CEO of a biotechnology company involved in cancer drugs development, I was familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer,” says Michael Becker, who was himself diagnosed with stage IV oropharyngeal cancer.
Liver CancerPatient Stories
Lori Plutchak is part of a unique kind of cancer support group: the Team Survivor San Diego Sea Dragons boat racing team, which is made up of nearly 40 cancer survivors.
CaregiversProstate Cancer
Here is some valuable advice regarding being a care partner. Kristin Ainsworth learns that taking care of her husband, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer, also requires her taking care of herself.
Breast CancerSide-Effects Management
Andrea Brennan, a certified lymphedema therapist, sheds light on the challenges faced with lymphedema associated with breast cancer and debunks several myths about the disease.
Multiple Myeloma
In 2013, I was a 22-year-old senior at the University of Maine Business School and an active runner. Most seniors my age were finishing college, starting their careers, and planning their future. I never anticipated that my path would be different, but I was soon confronted with a diagnosis that would change my life forever.
Lung Cancer
Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn explores 3 questions patients should ask after learning they have lung cancer. Knowledge is power.
Survivorship
Online communities can play an important role in your cancer experience and your survivorship. For a newly diagnosed patient, cancer-specific online communities can connect you to others who share an experience similar to yours.
Survivorship
I pull into the driveway. The words “Comprehensive Cancer Center” adorn the top of the building. I can’t help but look. I read the word “cancer,” and it makes me stiffen.
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