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October 2020 Vol 6 No 5

Life Interrupted: Telling Stories, Sharing Scars
Breast CancerFilm Reviews
Filmmaker and breast cancer survivor Paula Mozen made a personal and moving documentary called “Life Interrupted,” which chronicles her and 2 other women’s emotional bouts with breast cancer.
Audrey Guth, 2-Time Cancer Survivor, Dedicates Her Life to Helping Mothers Undergoing Cancer Treatment
SurvivorshipThyroid CancerSupport Services
Audrey Guth is a 2-time cancer survivor, of thyroid cancer and breast cancer. In 2009 she launched the Nanny Angel Network to help children of mothers with cancer go to the camp of their choosing and give their moms a break.
Get Those Mammograms as Prescribed!
Breast CancerCancer ScreeningSurvivorship
Breast cancer survivor Ginger Modiri stresses the importance of getting mammograms on time. To celebrate her 8-year anniversary of being cancer-free she organized a walk after the More than Pink Walk was cancelled because of COVID-19.
Team IMPACT Helps 7-Year-Old Morgan Tackle the Lonely Side of Cancer
Pediatric Cancer
Before her 6th birthday, Morgan was diagnosed with cancer. Her parents had to deal with the heartbreak and shock, and proactively got her in touch with a nonprofit organization that connects children facing serious illnesses with a local college athletic team.
“Welcome to the Jungle”
Breast CancerPatient Stories
Anna Winters found a lump on her breast right before a Gun N’ Roses concert, and now deals with thoughts of breast cancer recurrence and how remission doesn’t mean that cancer is over.
Out of the Shadows
Anal CancerPatient Stories
Michele Longabaugh, who passed after this article was written, addresses the stigma associated with anal cancer and her battle with this tricky disease, which she turned into a blog, a book, and advocacy efforts to help others.
Listen to the Voices of Cancer Survivors
Ovarian CancerSurvivorship
Annette McElhiney, PhD, notes the psychosocial needs of patients with cancer, survivors, and caregivers. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she describes the help provided by the recently launched “Steps Through Ovarian Cancer” program.
Breast Cancer Warrior
Art TherapyBreast Cancer
Viktoria Romanova created this oil painting for her friend’s daughter’s art exhibition that raised awareness to breast cancer, and dedicated it to her friends and all others who have been fighting breast cancer.
The Remission Question: Are You “In” or “Out”?
Breast CancerSurvivorship
After her 2017 breast cancer diagnosis, Sheryle Cruse had to learn how to navigate other people’s expectations for good news, and how to carry the emotional burden of not knowing what to say to people looking for answers about her disease.
Tecartus First Gene Therapy FDA Approved for Patients with Mantle-Cell Lymphoma
FDA Approvals, News & UpdatesLymphoma
The FDA approved Tecartus as the first gene therapy (or CAR T-cell therapy) for patients with mantle-cell lymphoma, a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, that progressed after previous therapies.
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