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April 2018 Vol 4 No 2

Let There Be Spring!
Issue Introductions
Happy spring 2018! Though the weather may not feel like spring, the calendar says it is. Let me give you a quick snapshot of what this issue of CONQUER contains.
Lessons in Love and Resurrection: My Journey Through Leukemia
LeukemiaPatient Stories
Shaun Willson’s story is one of daring independence and strength, as he championed through an acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis while also being the primary caregiver to his wife, Deborah, during her battle with metastatic cancer.
Working with Your Navigator
From Your Navigator
Nurse Navigator Sharon Gentry explains the critical role a “navigator” plays throughout cancer treatment and offers useful strategies for patients to communicate with and properly utilize their navigators to receive the best possible care.
Cardio-Oncology: Where Heart Health and Cancer Care Meet
Survivorship
Susan Yaguda, RN, MSN, and Natalie Garces, RN, BSN, explore the overlooked connection between heart health and dealing with the chronic and long-term side effects of cancer treatment.
Never Say Never: How I Beat the Odds
LymphomaPatient Stories
After achieving remission of stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma, Sydney was told she would have less than a 5% chance of conception because of the treatment she received. Then 2 miracles happened.
Online Program for Cancer-Related Sexual and Fertility Problems
Sexuality and CancerSupport Services
Sexual problems are often among the top unmet needs for cancer survivors. Leslie R. Schover, PhD, examines this neglected area of cancer care and introduces an online program, Will2Love.com, dedicated to cancer-related problems with sexuality or fertility.
Air Charity Network: Volunteers with Wings
Financial Support
Fly through barriers to cancer care with the Air Charity Network. This nationwide network has volunteer pilots who fly patients with cancer to their treatment around the country, entirely free.
Herbs, Supplements, and Cancer Treatment
Nutrition & CancerWellness Corner
Herbs and supplements have properties that can interact with your cancer treatment, so it is important to talk to your care team about which herbs and supplements may be right for you.
Visions of the Soul
Art Therapy
Rebecca Burg unleashes her spiritual vision in this beautiful painting titled “Uplifted.”
Minimally Invasive Surgery May Offer Benefits for Patients with Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
“Almost anyone who is a candidate for lung surgery is generally a candidate for minimally invasive surgery,” says Richard Chang, MD, FACS. Newer types of surgery are becoming available for patients with lung cancer that has not spread to other organs.
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