December 2017 Vol 3 No 6
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 OnlySurvivorshipThe 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
By Kelsey Moroz
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.
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.
By Ethan Hawes
The majority of people diagnosed with multiple myeloma are age 60 or older; Ethan was only 22. Read about Ethan Hawes’ journey with multiple myeloma, which started with debilitating hip pain when he returned home from studying abroad.
Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn explores 3 questions patients should ask after learning they have lung cancer. Knowledge is power.
Online communities and message boards are terrific options for patients with cancer and survivors to connect and chat with experts and other patients. Take a look at the role online communities serve for survivors in today’s digital world.
“I have become an ally with fellow survivors, and have gained profound personal growth, which has ignited in me a passion to do the things I want to accomplish in life,” says Christine Magnus Moore, RN, BSN.