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December 2018 Vol 4 No 5

Consider Attending a Metastatic Breast Cancer Retreat
Metastatic Breast CancerBreast Cancer
Breast cancer survivor and national expert Lillie D. Shockney invites patients with metastatic breast cancer and their caregivers to join one of the breast cancer retreats offered by Johns Hopkins University.
Grandpa and Me: How Cancer and Faith Have Shaped My Life's Course
LymphomaPatient Stories
After being hit by “the cancer bomb” at age 20 and inspired by her grandfather’s experience with cancer, Madison Miller started a nonprofit organization to provide resources for other patients with cancer.
Wanting to Live in the Before
CaregiversFamily Members
“I wish we were us again, not this new amalgamation created by his diagnosis,” says Jennifer Brinkley as she discusses her fears about her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis and the impact on their daily life.
Arbor Oaks Walk
Art Therapy
Using art to cope with multiple myeloma, Eddie Sutherland paints subjects familiar to him, such as this very old Live Oak tree that spreads over a sidewalk in his home city.
Breast Cancer Options: Hope Nemiroff Spreading Hope to Other Patients
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Hope Nemiroff’s inability to easily get answers to some of her questions during her breast cancer experience led her to establish Breast Cancer Options, which offers free services, education, and advocacy to patients with breast cancer.
Targeted Therapy Better Than Chemotherapy as First Treatment for Some Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Leukemia
New findings show that starting with a targeted therapy regimen instead of chemotherapy improves outcomes for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, particularly for those under age 70.
Why Wigs?
Survivorship
Hair loss is a major concern for many patients, men and women, who are undergoing chemotherapy. This article helps to demystify some of the many options available while shopping for a wig.
Patients Fighting for Affordable Cancer Drugs
Financial SupportPatient Advocacy
After facing the potential financial burden of his own medical bills, cancer survivor David Mitchell founded Patients for Affordable Drugs, a nonprofit organization aimed to control the cost of drugs and make them affordable for patients with cancer.
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