June 2022 Vol 8 No 3
Lillie Shockney introduces the June issue, which features articles on misinformation in cancer, the link between alcohol and cancer, sexuality and cancer, and patient stories related to brain cancer, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and more.
Patient StoriesBrain CancerPediatric Cancer
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents.
Christine Tabery digs deep into the emotional landscape of dealing with cancer as a caregiver to her husband, who has metastatic melanoma, feeling everything he feels just as if it were happening to her.
Patient StoriesMultiple Myeloma
By Thomas Goode
Thomas Goode always worked out; when he felt an excruciating pain on his left side one day working out, he knew something was wrong and visited a surgeon. After terrible back pain months later and another x-ray and MRI, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at age 45, Lauren Schultz found herself having to navigate a new world she knew nothing about. Here, she gives specific tips she had to learn the hard way.
Sexuality & CancerMen's HealthSide-Effects Management
Sexuality counselor Anne Katz offers her expertise and advice for male patients with cancer who have sexual issues and relationship challenges as a result of their diagnosis.
Tricia Tennesen, whose father passed away from colon cancer at age 60, describes her mindset in dealing with her stage IIA breast cancer diagnosis as she manages the tricky balance of anxiety, hopes, and dreams.
Letters to the EditorMultiple Myeloma
Sally K. Koski, PhD, RN, expresses her gratitude to CONQUER magazine for the very informative article, “Multiple Myeloma: Navigating the First 90 Days,” which was featured in the April 2022 issue.
Cancer & Misinformation/MythsSurvivorship
Today, we even use the Internet as a stand-in for doctors and medical advice. Dr. Forrestal provides surefire advice on how to know when sources are trustworthy, and how to spot misleading claims, scams, and false information.