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April 2020 Vol 6 No 2

Conquering COVID-19: Focus on What You Can Control
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)Issue Introductions
In her introduction to the April issue, Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, offers wise suggestions to patients dealing with cancer while the world experiences an unprecedented crisis.
How a Cancer Journey Prepared Me for the Coronavirus Pandemic
Caregivers
Corrie House, an oncology nurse, cared for her husband for more than 3 years before he died of cancer. She shares the lessons she learned from this experience, providing tips on how to cope with a crisis such as the current pandemic.
We Are All Mehrshad: A Bright Sun
Family Members
After dealing with cancer in his family, Mehrshad Fekri faced the implications of his family history, and decided to educate men about breast cancer and to refocus his graduate studies on cancer research.
Taking Precautions Amid the COVID-19 Outbreak: Resources for People with Cancer
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
People with cancer often have a compromised immune system, which requires special care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This article offers practical expert advice on taking precautions and using reliable resources.
Public Health Professional Turned Patient: The Lives We Save May Be Our Own
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Sheree Williams, PhD, is a health scientist with the CDC, but her background in public health did not prepare her for the unique challenges she faced as a black woman diagnosed with breast cancer, highlighting the social determinants of health.
I Started to Paint to Forget Cancer
Art Therapy
Denise Bishop turned to painting to help her recover from cancer treatment. The novice painter discovered that it helped her to focus and cleared her negative thoughts.
Food Safety and Healthy Habits During Social Distancing
Nutrition & Cancer
Registered dietitian Julie Lanford offers patients with cancer key points for a nourishing diet and maintaining good health while social distancing.
The Gifts and Challenges of a Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Diagnosis
LeukemiaPatient Stories
For Charlie Rogers, cancer turned out to be a gift of sorts. In addition to forcing him to slow down, it also changed his perspective on life, encouraging him to cherish small victories.
Silver Linings
Patient StoriesLymphoma
Stacey Roselle looked for the “silver linings” when a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma brought her face-to-face with unexpected reactions to her illness.
Know What Your Doctor Knows About Metastatic Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer
Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is an overwhelming experience. This article provides answers to questions related to treatment options and finances. Being armed with knowledge can help you take control of your life.
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