October 2019 Vol 5 No 5
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
Welcome to our newest issue of CONQUER. We know the value of hearing the experiences of cancer survivors and family caregivers. It helps people to relate, feel a sense of connection, and provides food for thought. We have many stories, with several focusing on breast cancer, including male breast cancer. Pink ribbons are not just for women.
Recently, Tecentriq became the first immunotherapy to be approved for the treatment of patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, a particularly difficult type of breast cancer.
Cancer treatments today come with a steep price tag. Many patients are not aware of the financial support options available from many drug companies and nonprofit organizations. Don’t hesitate to ask your care team for help if cost is an issue for you.
Learn about your caregiver’s rights that can protect you from legal problems while caring for someone with cancer and in the future.
As a retired college professor, Dr. McElhiney uses her personal experience with ovarian cancer to advocate for other patients, urging faster development of new treatment options.
Aldo established Myeloma Canada many years ago, when he was first diagnosed with this disease. He was committed to ensuring that patients had access to medicines, and was continually engaging regulatory agencies, industry, global advocacy partners, and anyone else who could help him achieve his goals of advocating for patients with multiple myeloma, according to Fatima Scipione, Senior Director of Patient Advocacy at Takeda Oncology, who worked with Aldo for many years.
Patient StoriesGynecologic Cancers
When the emergency department (better known as ER) doctor and the clinical nurse specialist came in and asked, “Is there anyone with you?” I knew what was to follow wasn’t good. Like many other women, had made excuses for the discomfort, bloating, and weight gain I was experiencing in October 2016, thinking it was just something I had eaten, or maybe my metabolism, menopause, or inactivity.
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Enjoy Lillie Shockney’s sense of humor as you read her personal story of how working as a nurse and facing her own breast cancer diagnosis shaped her life and her lifelong work as a breast cancer educator and advocate.
Sexuality & Cancer
Among women who receive chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy, many are left with unexpected changes in their sex life long after treatment is over. Many women suffer in silence, but having enjoyable sexual relations, even after cancer treatment, is quite possible.
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