Friends Supported Me Through Cancer With Air Hugs, Prayers and Quality Time
Many well-meaning people wanted to hug me after hearing of my rectal cancer diagnosis, but I’m not a very touchy person. So, loved ones supported me in other ways.
New Myeloma Therapies Are ‘A Huge Improvement for the Field’
Triplet therapy demonstrates improved remission and survival rates, with manageable side effects for patients who are ineligible for transplant.
In 'Star Wars' and in Cancer, ‘Rebellions Are Built on Hope’
In part of the “Star Wars” saga, a character mentions that rebellions are built on hope. After being diagnosed with cancer, I’ve realized that the same is true for patients with the disease.
Robin Roberts Provides an Update on Her Partner’s Cancer, EPA Recommends Limit to Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Water and More
From Robin Roberts providing an update on her partner, Amber Laign’s “rough year” with breast cancer, to Kathy Griffin’s suspected cause of lung cancer, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.
FDA Approves Tafinlar Plus Mekinist for Pediatric Brain Tumors
This approval is the first of its kind as a first-line systemic therapy for pediatric patients with low-grade gliomas of a specific mutation.
Staying Grounded with Cancer
Here are a few ways I stay grounded throughout cancer.
Falling Into the 'Alice in Wonderland' Google Hole of Cancer Results
A federal law now allows patients with cancer to review their test results as they become available; however, that instant access may cause some patients to have unnecessary concerns.
Sometimes You Can Prevent Cancer
I’ve had three colonoscopies within five years and am still colorectal cancer-free.
Art as Cancer Therapy
Art therapy allows patients to figure out how to use art to access emotions and experiences and to externalize them, one expert said.
My 4-Year-Old Taught Me to Live with My Heart as Well as My Head During Cancer
Even after my son survived cancer, I still had fears — and nightmares — of the worst.
Earlier Jakafi Treatment Shows Encouraging Outcomes in Myelofibrosis
Earlier treatment with Jakafi showed promise in both improving survival and symptom burden in certain patients with myelofibrosis, though physicians often delay Jakafi treatment.
Going the Distance After a Cancer Diagnosis
Serious athletes may benefit from the training they did before diagnosis, but that doesn't mean it's too later for anyone to start movement during their cancer journey.
Where I Keep My Focus While Fighting Cancer
I've learned that with cancer, there’s a difference between cathartic venting (a natural stage of grief) and falling into a victim mindset.
Better Nutrition Can Help People With Cancer
An expert offers feasible tips on how patients with cancer can eat better — from incorporating quick and easy protein sources to effective supermarket shopping strategies.
Group Cancer Therapy Turned Panic Into Gratitude
My cancer support group was as important to my cure and healing as my oncologist and surgeon.
Enhertu Provides Meaningful, Durable Responses in HER2-Expressing Solid Tumors
The phase 2 DESTINY-PanTumor02 trial included patients with HER2-expressing solid tumors such as bladder, pancreatic and rare tumors.
BTK Inhibitors Offer a Revolutionary Treatment of Relapsed CLL/SLL
Bruton tyrosine kinase inhibitors have changed the space for treating patients with CLL or SLL, with more on the way to potentially address drug resistance.
Difficult Conversations and Realizations of Cancer
Cancer-related decisions put strain on relationships between myself and family members.
Playing the Odds in the Poker Game of Life With Cancer
“In the poker game of life, if you’re dealt a bad set of cards, the best you can do is play them as well as you can,” a cancer survivor said.
The Meaning of Mindfulness During Cancer
When mindfulness was first recommended when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, I scoffed. But now, years later, I know how important a tool it can be.
First-Ever Cellular Drug for Pediatric Steroid-Refractory Acute GVHD Under FDA Review
The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing remestemcel-L for the treatment of children with steroid-refractory acute graft-versus-host disease.
An Innovative Approach to Chemotherapy
Positive results have emerged from a trial testing PIPAC, a procedure used for appendiceal, ovarian, gastric and colon cancers that works by spraying chemotherapy directly onto tumors.
A common — but toxic — flower is being used to treat cancer.
I Use My Cancer Diagnosis to Help Others
When I share my story and use my cancer diagnosis to help others, cancer becomes a “club” that’s a little more inviting.
Patients With Head and Neck Cancer Require Double-Testing for Accurate Prognosis
A recent study finds patients who test positive for an HPV biomarker may not be positive for HPV itself, and these patients see significantly lower five-year survival rates.
An Ode to My Daughter During My Cancer Experience
My daughter continues to be there for me throughout my cancer experience, even on my most difficult days.
I’m in Awe at How My Oncology Team Works Together
My oncology team works together to take great care of myself and other patients.
Imfinzi-Based Treatment Before, After Surgery May Significantly Improve Survival in Resectable NSCLC
Patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer treated with Imfinzi plus chemo before surgery or as monotherapy after surgery demonstrated significant improvements to event-free survival compared with those treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery, study results show.
Phase 3 Cabometyx Study in Patients with Kidney Cancer Fails to Meet Goal
Cabometyx plus Tecentriq failed to improve progression-free survival in patients with kidney cancer.
My Breast Cancer Support Group Offered Me Advice, Camaraderie
My major source of support throughout my journey was our local breast cancer support group.
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