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June 2018 Vol 4 No 3

Don’t Forget the Sunblock!
Issue Introductions
Read about skin cancer in this issue and how to prevent it. Other topics include caring for caregivers, improving sleep during cancer, legal tips for cancer survivors, and more!
Coffee and Cancer—Again?
Cancer ResearchNutrition & Cancer
A new law in California revives the debate about coffee and cancer. However, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, hundreds of studies show that coffee doesn’t cause cancer in humans.
Regaining My Life After a Diagnosis of Non‑Hodgkin Lymphoma
LymphomaPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
NHL survivor Carlo Lopez shares his personal experience with cancer and his goal of becoming an oncology nurse to offer other people the knowledge and experience he gained as a patient.
A Disney Childhood Until Cancer Enters Stage Left
Gastric CancerPatient Stories
Cathy Sherman Freeman’s father, who was Head of Publications at Walt Disney Studios, passed away of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), the same rare cancer she was diagnosed with several years ago.
Skin Cancer: Risk Factors and Prevention Strategies
PreventionSkin Cancer
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Now that summer is here, understand the risk factors and apply prevention measures to avoid skin cancer.
Pursuing My Sister’s Dream
Cancer ResearchFamily MembersMelanoma
Diagnosed with melanoma a few weeks after her wedding, Meredith died of the disease 4 months later, at age 35. Her family created Meredith’s Mission for Melanoma, a non-profit organization, to support melanoma research and increase awareness of this deadly cancer.
Following Exercise and Nutrition Guidelines Can Prolong Life After a Cancer Diagnosis
Exercise & CancerNutrition & CancerSurvivorship
The American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that survivors engage in physical activity at least 150 minutes a week, and follow diets rich in vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, limiting red and processed meats.
Improving Your Sleep During Cancer Treatment
Survivorship
Getting enough sleep is important for our health and brain function, especially for patients with cancer, who often have difficulty sleeping through the night. Read these tips on how to improve your sleep while dealing with cancer.
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