Surviving, and Thriving, in the Face of Prostate Cancer
Patient StoriesProstate CancerSurvivorship
Faced with a late-in-life diagnosis of prostate cancer, Bill Sneddon describes his positive experience with Proton therapy, the emerging alternative treatment to standard x-ray radiation.
Multigene Test May Help Prevent Second Cancers in Breast Cancer Survivors
Breast CancerSurvivorship
“It’s important for survivors to talk to their providers about this, even if they’ve had genetic testing a long time ago. The technology has rapidly changed in the past 3 to 10 years,” said Dr. Kapoor of the Encino Breast Care Center.
Alternative, Complementary, or Integrative Medicine? How to Tell the Difference and Make Safe Choices
Check out the differences between alternative, complementary, and integrative medicine to help you or a loved one navigate through therapy options.
Improving the Care of Patients with Cancer and Diabetes: The Role of the Navigator
From Your NavigatorSurvivorship
“Navigators can play an important role in assisting patients and caregivers in managing diabetes and cancer treatment,” says oncology nurse navigator Cheryl Bellomo.
Sex and Intimacy for Breast Cancer Survivors: During Treatment and Beyond
SurvivorshipSexuality and Cancer
Almost all women who have received treatment for breast cancer have a list of questions that they find difficult to ask during a clinical visit with their oncologist.
Informed Patient? Don’t Bet On It
Dr. Sekeres and Dr. Gilligan examine the hidden problem of uniformed patients, and offer tips for patients to better communicate with and understand their doctors.
Lessons Learned in Surviving Cancer
It’s certainly true that great medical strides have been made in recent years in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, but there has been less focus on addressing issues uniquely associated with the patient’s experiences.
First-Year Survivorship
Survivorship can feel like a game of cancer whack-a-mole: pound one issue flat and another pops up, often where you weren’t even looking.
Resilience: Personality or Practice?
The ability to cope with a cancer diagnosis and the aftermath of treatment often requires an inner strength that supports an individual’s ability to rebound and recover. This strength is often referred to as “resilience.”
Survivor’s Guilt
Nearing the 12th anniversary of her dearest friend’s passing, Ginger Modiri reflects.
Preparing for Your First Appointment: 5 Tips to Make the Most of It
Before sitting down with your oncologist for the first time, there are a few things you can do to prepare physically and mentally.
Making Goals You Can Keep
Here comes the New Year and excitement about fresh starts, new goals, and a healthier lifestyle. So often, by mid-February those healthy goals have been derailed by day-to-day demands. With a bit of planning, however, you can set goals that will stick and bring you the rewards of a healthier lifestyle.
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