Patient StoriesProstate CancerSurvivorship
By Mark DeLong
A decade after his son passed away from a rare form of bone cancer at age 16, Mark DeLong was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He learned, among other things, the healing power of being vulnerable and sharing personal stories.
COVID-19 & CancerSurvivorship
Dr. Maurie Markman explains that missing multiple doctors’ appointments because of the COVID-19 pandemic could have a profound impact on people’s health, because of delayed diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Colorectal CancerMen's HealthSurvivorship
By Joe Bullock
Six months before he was diagnosed with stage IIIB colorectal cancer, both of Joe Bullock’s parents passed away. Chemotherapy hit him hard and stirred a mixture of depression and feelings of inadequacy as a husband and father. Then he discovered the power of opening up.
At age 84, Inocencio Melendez-Schroder was diagnosed with stage IV leukemia and was told that chemotherapy and radiation would not be recommended. Soon after his death at home, his daughter, Barbara, was diagnosed with stage II leukemia and used her dad’s lessons to improve her prognosis.
Book ReviewsBreast CancerSurvivorship
By Rhonda Eyzaguirre, PhDRhonda Eyzaguirre, PhD, Jennifer DresserRhonda Eyzaguirre, PhD, Jennifer Dresser, Mari Guzman
In Hope Among Us, Rhonda, Jennifer, and Mari share their personal experiences with cancer and interview family members for their insights on how the disease affects all facets of life.
These tips from a veteran oncology nurse will help you to thrive after a cancer diagnosis.
SurvivorshipCOVID-19 & CancerBreast Cancer
By Amy Wu
Amy Wu, breast cancer survivor and advocate, relates her experience of living with cancer through the pandemic, noting the parallels between coming out the other side of cancer and COVID-19, and how important keeping realistic expectations and finding joyful distractions can be.
SurvivorshipStress ManagementWellness Corner
Building spiritual health may be just as important as building physical health, but often goes ignored. Petra Sprik, MDIV, MPH, BCC, provides a plan for a week of spiritual muscle builders to help you nurture your soul and maintain a sense of balance.
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.
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