August 2020 Vol 6 No 4
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.
By Julie Ludwig
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.
Brain CancerPatient StoriesPediatric Cancer
By Ellen Chun
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.
By Rex Jones
For Rex Jones, being outdoors and exploring nature brought him strength and emotional well-being while he fought Hodgkin lymphoma.
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.
By Sonia Su
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.
COVID-19 & Cancer
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.
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.
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.
Follicular LymphomaPatient Stories
By Pam Neff
With a demanding career and 3 small children, Pam Neff had to make some difficult decisions during her treatment for an aggressive blood cancer.
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