Kathy LaTour

Kathy LaTour is a breast cancer survivor, author of The Breast Cancer Companion and co-founder of CURE magazine. While cancer did not take her life, she has given it willingly to educate, empower and enlighten the newly diagnosed and those who care for them.


Putting A Bad Hair Day Into Perspective

June 01, 2020

"Good luck, and if you can’t keep your hair, just remember it puts a bad hair day in perspective."

When TV Comes Calling

May 25, 2020

One cancer survivor details protecting the story of other survivors from those who would sensationalize it.

Three Women: Fearful, Daughter, and Angry

May 17, 2020

Cancer changes us, and often we find new parts of ourselves that help us accomplish new goals in the face of adversity and tragedy.

Finding Hope During The Cancer Journey

May 10, 2020

Hope is a tenuous thing, but it is important to foster hope during the cancer journey even when the statistic don't feel hopeful.

New Reactions To Life After Cancer Treatment

April 28, 2020

After treatment ends, survivors are left to navigate a new life but that life comes with its new emotions and reactions to the world around us.

Cancer Changes Who Becomes a Caregiver First

April 20, 2020

Traditionally, it is the younger generations that become caregivers first. But cancer alters the best-laid plans.

Notes from the Frontline of Quarantine

March 30, 2020

One survivor reflects on how quarantine amid the coronavirus outbreak is impacting her life and reflects on current events.

Do You Understand Your Diagnosis?

March 16, 2020

Health literacy is important for any patient with cancer trying to understand their diagnosis, and they need help from their care team to gain that.

Why I Write

March 03, 2020

Writing can provide a release for all the emotions bottled up inside that you can't quite say out loud, and can help when coping with the cancer journey.

The Forgotten Caregivers

February 22, 2020

When people think of caregivers, they often think of adults taking care of their elderly family members, but that is not the reality for many adolescents and young people who are forced into distressful situations when loved ones are diagnosed with cancer.