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February 2018 Vol 4 No 1

Kicking Off the 4th Year of CONQUER
Issue Introductions
This February 2018 issue of CONQUER is full of valuable cancer prevention information, a story on a New Jersey respite home for women, riveting patient stories, and more.
Reduce Cancer Risk With Your Fork
Nutrition & CancerPreventionWellness Corner
March is National Nutrition Month! Jennifer Redlich, RD, LDN, offers some readily available cancer-preventing foods you don’t want to overlook on your next trip to the supermarket.
Diet and Cancer Prevention
Nutrition & CancerPreventionWellness Corner
Results of a new study published in Nature suggest that avoiding a protein called asparagine, may help to prevent the spreading of triple-negative breast cancer to other organs in the body.
A Fashion Model Finds Her Voice to Speak About Her Cancer Experience
LymphomaPatient Stories
“The first thing I said was, there’s no way. I consider myself the healthiest person I know. There’s nothing that I did that could have caused cancer,” Rachelle said. “I was just in complete shock.”
Lung Cancer at Age 28:  Life Lessons on Fast Forward
Lung CancerPatient Stories
At age 28, Thomas Iorio went into the hospital with a possible ear infection, after noticing swollen lymph nodes, and came out with a probable cancer diagnosis.
The Evolving Treatment of Cancer: An Overview
From Your Navigator
The treatment of cancer has changed significantly since the 1950s and continues to evolve on a daily basis.
Join Us in Celebrating Transgender Cancer Survivors
The Engaged Patient
This article is dedicated to transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) individuals who experience cancer, in honor of the International Day of Transgender Visibility. Each year, on March 31, we celebrate the lives of TGNC individuals.
Weathering the Storm of Multiple Myeloma with Help from Family, Friends, and Professional Stormtroopers
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Roger and Cherie Paige, both psychologists, became caught in a storm of fighting against cancer, with the assistance of family, friends, and numerous professional “stormtroopers.”
Mary’s Place by the Sea: Where the Healing Begins
Support Services
"We believe Mary's Place by the Sea is a prototype for what holistic, nonclinical cancer care should look like, nationwide," says Michele Gannon, President and Co-Founder, Mary's Place by the Sea.
Why Didn’t You Mention the Long-Term Side Effects of Cancer Treatment?
Side-Effects ManagementSurvivorship
The long-term side effects of treatment can be an overlooked part of cancer care. "We're learning as they're surviving, and we can't assume we know everything," says Pam Simon, MSN.
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