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June 2021 Vol 7 No 3

There Is Hope, Never Give Up!
Patient StoriesHead & Neck Cancer
After spending many nights in pain, unable to breathe, Kayla Sanderson was told that the lump in her neck was “nothing” but a bad ear infection. Finally, she found out a tumor was blocking her airways.
Mindset and Cancer: Reducing Stress, Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle
Stress ManagementSurvivorship
Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, co-founder of the Anticancer Lifestyle Program that promotes mindful living, describes different stress-reduction techniques, types of meditation, and other practical tools used for stress reduction.
Déjà Vu
Patient StoriesBrain Cancer
Jennifer Reginald chronicles how nagging headaches turned into a brain tumor diagnosis, and how she had different tumors removed on the same day, twice, but 32 years apart.
Cancers Caused by HPV Infection Are Common but Preventable with Vaccination
HPV Infection & CancerSexuality & CancerCervical Cancer
HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease and the cause of several types of cancer, including anal cancer. Several experts explain the effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in preventing these cancers, something that we should all be aware of.
Lessons Learned from My Journey with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Patient StoriesLeukemia
George Valentine was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2002. He shares some of his hard-learned tips on how to deal with a cancer diagnosis and the high costs of treatment.
Being a Bedside Advocate, Part 1: Rick’s Story
Family MembersPatient Advocacy
Kimberley Norris relates her experience as a bedside advocate for her husband, Rick, after his esophageal cancer diagnosis, introducing her discussion of the challenges of advocating for a hospitalized patient with cancer.
Channeling Healthy Energy Through Art
Art Therapy
After a breast cancer diagnosis and blocking her positive energy for too long, Constance Drake turned to painting to release healthy energy through art.
Courage Through Cancer
Patient StoriesOvarian Cancer
Kristen Foreman dealt with an ovarian cancer diagnosis at age 33. After removal of her ovaries, she completed chemotherapy, followed by 6 weeks of radiation, during a global pandemic. She now aspires to support others facing similar circumstances.
The Birth of the Cancer Survivorship Movement
Survivorship
Judy Pearson offers a compelling and inspiring historical perspective of the formation of the cancer survivorship movement in the United States, and what this means to cancer survivors today.
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