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August 2020 Vol 6 No 4

GI Symptoms Linked to COVID-19 an Added Concern for Patients with Cancer
COVID-19
Dr. Pankaj Vashi examines recent studies showing that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory illness and may be causing digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) complications, especially in patients with cancer.
Impact of COVID-19 on Patients with Cancer and Cancer Research
COVID-19
Mehrshad Fekri, PhD Candidate at Islamic Azad University, reviews the ways in which COVID-19 has affected the world of cancer, including the impact on patient care and cancer research.
Young Patients Paying It Forward!
Issue IntroductionsPediatric Cancer

Welcome to the August 2020 issue of CONQUER: the patient voice. I hope you are well and being safe. We are living in a time that seems unimaginable, but very real.

7-Year-Old Lynden Raises Money for Cancer Research While Fighting Lymphoma
LymphomaPediatric Cancer
A year before Lynden was diagnosed with cancer, she cut off her hair and donated it to help kids with cancer. After her diagnosis, she launched a new project. She is just getting started, but so far she has raised more than $65,000 for pediatric cancer research.
The Invisible and Visible Scars of Cancer
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
Teenagers often feel they are immune from cancer, says Ellen Chun, who was diagnosed with a rare brain cancer at age 18. Before her diagnosis she had many unexplained symptoms. Through cancer she learned to advocate for herself, an experience she shares to guide other young people facing cancer.
Nature Therapy Carried Me Through Cancer Treatment
Art Therapy
For Rex Jones, being outdoors and exploring nature brought him strength and emotional well-being while he fought Hodgkin lymphoma.
The Patient Journey in Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: An Overview
Lung Cancer

In this last part of the series, we examine the full patient journey, from diagnosis through treatment, and provide a list of questions for patients to ask their doctors for more information.

Confronting Tough Questions After Cancer
CaregiversSurvivorship
As a 27-year-old, 3-time cancer survivor, Sonia Su explores the support her parents offered her as caregivers and offers advice to parents and caregivers seeking support for themselves.
My Cancer Survivor Story and the Power of Your Unique Voice
Survivorship
Nancy Litterman Howe, an avid athlete, found out that exercise did not protect her from cancer but could help her heal. Read about her new focus on helping other patients through exercise, and what the National Coalition of Cancer Survivors may offer you.
Zepzelca New Therapy Approved for Metastatic Small-Cell Lung Cancer
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLung Cancer
In June, the FDA approved Zepzelca as the newest treatment for patients with metastatic small-cell lung cancer, an uncommon type of lung cancer with few treatment options.
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