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June 2020 Vol 6 No 3

“Your Journey Is Your Journey”
Issue Introductions

This new issue includes information that will give you knowledge, peace of mind (confirming that what you are thinking and feeling is normal), and words of wisdom that I hope you will apply to your own life. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Learning I Had Lynch Syndrome Helped Save My Life
Colorectal CancerGenetics & CancerPatient Stories
Lynch syndrome is a hereditary genetic abnormality that can cause several types of cancer. Wenora Johnson discovered that it ran in her family after she had treatment for colon cancer. Knowing that she was at a high risk for certain cancers, and having 2 children already, she had her ovaries and uterus removed, as prevention.
Spreading Fun and Games
Humor & CancerPatient Stories
Rex Jones found a unique way to keep his mood upbeat and spread good vibes to others during his chemotherapy for lymphoma.
Celebrate What You’re Grateful For: Lessons from My 20 Years of Survivorship
Patient AdvocacySurvivorship
Shortly after his college graduation, Danny Heinsohn’s world turned upside down when he learned he had a brain tumor. He shares his inspiring story of overcoming adversity and finding something to celebrate every day, even while dealing with cancer.
Surviving Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
BiomarkersBreast CancerSurvivorship
With her family history of cancers related to the BRCA mutation, Jamie Ledezma’s first pregnancy suddenly got very complicated when she learned she had triple-negative breast cancer.
Trodelvy New Therapy Approved for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Breast CancerFDA Approvals, News & Updates
In April, 2020, the FDA approved Trodelvy for the treatment of adults with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer after 2 or more previous therapies.
Dealing with Stress and Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor
COVID-19Stress ManagementSurvivorship
Disease recurrence is a common cause for the stress and anxiety typically experienced by cancer survivors even long after treatment ends. Several mental health experts provide some tips for easing these fears.
Art as a Source for Emotional Healing
Art Therapy
Gabriela Hogue discovered that painting and drawing aid in her mental and emotional healing after her treatment for breast cancer.
Telehealth Can Help Patients with Cancer During COVID-19 but Does Not Replace In-Person Treatments
COVID-19Survivorship
Dr. Chevon Rariy directs a large telehealth program for patients with cancer. Telehealth has been a great asset, she says, but stresses that patients with cancer must not delay treatments and services that require in-person care.
Tabrecta Approved for NSCLC with MET Biomarker
BiomarkersFDA Approvals, News & Updates
In May 2020, the FDA approved Tabrecta, a new targeted therapy for the treatment of patients with metastatic non–small-cell lung cancer that is associated with the MET biomarker.
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