August 18, 2016

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The latest information about living with cancer

Love Your Cancer Doctor? Get a Second Opinion
May 2, 2018
By Elizabeth S. Bennett / The New York Times

How to Talk with Your Dying Loved One
April 16, 2018
By Elizabeth Bernstein / The Wall Street Journal
Conversations about death are among the most important, and difficult, we may ever have. Too often, we avoid them.

A personalized vaccine helps patients fight back against ovarian cancer
April 12, 2018
By Melissa Healy / The Los Angeles Times

Doctors Said Immunotherapy Would Not Cure Her Cancer. They Were Wrong.
February 19, 2018
By Gina Kolata / The New York Times

After a Cancer Diagnosis, Playing the Odds
January 31, 2018
By Katie Palay / The New York Times

What to Say When You Meet the Angel of Death at a Party
January 26, 2018
By Kate Bowler / The New York Times
After years of living with stage IV cancer, I have a few suggestions

Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows
December 14, 2017
By the National Institutes of Health
NIH’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuse.

When a Sibling Dies, or Has a Serious Illness
December 12, 2017
By Abby Ellin / The New York Times

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol
November 7, 2017
By Roni Caryn Rabin / The New York Times

Labor of Love: Tailoring Cancer Treatment for Pregnant Women
November 1, 2017
By Dara Chadwick / CURE Today
Women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant can undergo treatment that is tailored to protect their babies’ safety.

We are failing black women with breast cancer
October 31, 2017
By Beti Thompson and Nancy E. Davidson / The Seattle Times

When the Doctor’s Mother Has Cancer
October 31, 2017
By Mikkael A Sekeres, MD / The New York Times

3 Lessons From An Alarming Case Of Mistaken Cancer Gene Test Results And Surgery
October 29, 2017
By Elaine Shattner / Forbes

The HPV Vaccine Gains Ground Among U.S. Teenagers
September 22, 2017
By Aneri Pattani / The New York Times

Increased Abdominal Fat Associated With Higher Cancer Risk
September 12, 2017
By Brielle Urciuoli / Cure Today
A higher percentage of body fat – specifically fat in the abdominal area – was associated with an increased risk of certain cancers for postmenopausal women, according to a recent study presented at the 2017 European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Madrid, Spain.

A Pill Might Control Pancreatic Cancer, Even If It Doesn't Cure It
September 11, 2017
By Elaine Schattner / Forbes

Fecal Occult Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer Screening
September 12, 2017
By Kathleen Hall / US News & World Report

HPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got It
September 8, 2017
By Dennis Thompson / US News & World Report

Patient Voices: Childhood Cancer
By Karen Barrow / The New York Times

Fitness May Lower Breast Cancer Risk
September 6, 2017
By Gretchen Reynolds / The New York Times

Survivors of Childhood Cancer More Likely to Experience Financial Burden
September 5, 2017
By Brielle Urciuoli / Cure Today
A recent study looked at the financial effects that many survivors of childhood cancer face.

Colon cancer deaths rise among younger adults, and no one knows why
August 8, 2017
By Jacqueline Howard / CNN

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women
August 2, 2017
By Nicholas Bakalar / The New York Times

For Kids With Cancer, Focusing on Quality of Life
July 27, 2017
By Susan Gubar / The New York Times

Growing a Baby After a Tumor
July 20, 2017
By Elly Lonon / The New York Times

With Cancer Screening, Better Safe Than Sorry?
July 17, 2017
By Jane E. Brody / The New York Times

The Gentler Symptoms of Dying
July 11, 2017
By Sara Manning Peskin, MD / The New York Times

Tumor gene testing urged to tell if drug targets your cancer
July 6, 2017
By Lauran Neergaard / The Associated Press

The Secret Language of Patients and Caregivers
June 29, 2017
By Susan Gubar / The New York Times

Using Playtime to Avoid Anesthesia in Children With Cancer
June 29, 2017
By Allie Casey / Cure Today
When pediatric patients are given radiation treatment for cancer, they often get scared or nervous because they do not have an understanding of the process and the machines involved. To remedy this, anesthesia is used in many cases, though the long-term side effects are still unknown.

With Obamacare, More Breast Cancers Diagnosed at Earlier Stages
June 27, 2017
By Nicholas Bakalar / The New York Times

Ask Me Anything, Except How I'm Doing
June 22, 2017
By Sarah Lazazzero / Roswell Park Cancer Institute