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October 2018 Vol 4 No 5

5 People You Didn’t Know You Need on Your Breast Cancer Team
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Citrin explains the role of 5 experts who are essential for meeting the physical, emotional, and therapy needs of patients with breast cancer.
A Pink Warrior Shares Insights from Her Oncology Odyssey
Breast CancerPatient Stories
“This is a long journey. I felt like the mythical Jason and his Greek Argonauts on their quest for the Golden Fleece, having to fight the dragon,” says 2-time breast cancer survivor Dr. Hamilton.
A Second Chance at Life: Kidney Cancer Was My Wake-Up Call to Healthier Living
Kidney CancerPatient Stories
Richard J. Smith tells his experience with kidney cancer, which led him to lose weight, be more active, and live a healthy life.
A Welcomed Mutation? Don Cook Is Living One Day at a Time with ALK-Positive Lung Cancer
Lung Cancer
Don Cook felt he had a second chance at life when he learned that his lung cancer had a genetic alternation known as ALK mutation, for which targeted therapies are available today.
Achieving Your Life Goals: Getting Creative with the Future
Breast CancerMetastatic Breast Cancer
Breast cancer survivor and nationally recognized patient advocate Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG, provides strategies about setting goals and making plans for the future.
Immunotherapy
After many years in development, the newest type of immunotherapy known as CAR T-cell therapy (or gene therapy) is becoming a mainstream treatment in some types of blood cancer, specifically in leukemia and lymphoma.
Do We Become Complacent Survivors After a Few Years of Cancer Remission?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri cautions those in remission to avoid becoming complacent and to keep up with their follow-up screenings.
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