Gifts and Grief From Cancer
I was told that I have survivors' guilt after seeing a friend while she was actively dying from cancer, but I actually see that day as a gift.
A Cancer Survivor's Story
Deborah Lorick, M.S.N., M.H.A., RN, RNOCN, was the assistant nurse manager on the oncology unit where my husband was a patient. Deborah was always making sure that my husband, my children and I were well cared for.
Learn About Rare Cancer Because ‘Uncertainty Creates Anxiety,’ Expert Says
After a patient is diagnosed with a rare disease such as a myeloproliferative neoplasm, learning about their condition and seeking expert clinicians can help put their mind at ease.
When a Parent Has Cancer, Children Become Young Carers — and That Changes Them
Children and young adults often take on more responsibility when their parent is diagnosed with cancer. A recent study surveyed these young carers about their experience.
Acupuncture, Holistic Practices Provided Post-Oophorectomy Relief
After undergoing an oophorectomy, I experienced some debilitating symptoms, but acupuncture and other holistic practices helped.
Liam Hendriks Hopes to Return to the MLB After Lymphoma Treatment, Stanley Tucci Reflects on Cancer Experience and More
From actress and journalist Maria Menounos opening up about her pancreatic diagnosis to the Pennsylvania governor signing a bill for free screenings, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.
First Patient Dosed With New Treatment for Breast Cancer and Other Tumors in Clinical Trial
A clinical trial is underway for STX-478, a potential new treatment for breast cancer and other tumors, with initial results expected later this year.
Maria Menounos Reveals Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis While Expecting Baby Via Surrogacy
After surviving a benign brain tumor, actress and journalist Maria Menounos announced a stage 2 pancreatic cancer diagnosis while expecting a baby.
Medical Drink May Help Quell GI Side Effects From Chemotherapy
Patients who used a medical beverage during chemotherapy treatment tended to have fewer gastrointestinal side effects and hospital visits, a small study showed.
Imbruvica May Cause High Blood Pressure, Expert Says Patients ‘Shouldn’t Be Afraid’
Findings from a study demonstrated that patients may develop hypertension, or high blood pressure, as a result of treatment with Imbruvica for CLL, although it may be quickly managed without drug-drug interactions.
Journaling Helped Me Through Cancer
Many thoughts went through my mind during cancer, and journaling allowed me to organize them and helped me to feel better.
Olympian Shares Her Cancer Experience: ‘Give Yourself Grace’
Olympic gymnast, Shannon Miller, sat down with CURE® to discuss her experience with a rare type of ovarian cancer, and how her competitive mindset helped her through.
Coping With Radiation Side Effects Taught Me Patience and Gratitude
I was experiencing a painful side effect from radiation therapy, but when the staff dressed up like characters from “The Wizard of Oz,” I became grateful for their willingness to brighten my day.
An Oncology Nurse Who Changed Her Dream
When Mary Colasuonno, B.S.N., RN, BMTCN, set her first career goal, it was about as far from nursing as it could be: She wanted to be a commercial artist.
Gut Microbiome May Affect CAR-T Outcomes, But More Research Is Needed
While certain gut microbiota may affect how a patient with lymphoma may response to CAR-T cell therapy, far more work is needed to better understand the connection.
Marking Off My Cancer Milestones
Mixed in the boxes of appointments and cancer treatments are milestones that uplift my spirits and are unique to my healing journey.
Cancer Survivors, Caregivers Share Their Mantras That Helped Them Persevere
We recently asked patients, survivors and caregivers of those with cancer to share an inspiring quote or mantra that helped them through cancer.
Novel Liver Cancer Drug Shows ‘Promising’ Improvements HCC
TPST-1120 is displaying potential in combatting hepatocellular carcinoma, the fastest-rising cause of cancer-related death in the United States.
A Lifetime of Achievement for an Oncology Nurse
In her career as a nurse, Mary Colasuonno, B.S.N., RN, BMTCN, has always made a conscious effort to make every interaction count.
Ice-Based Therapy May Prevent Chemotherapy-Related Mucositis
Among patients who held ice in their mouth before, during and after chemotherapy, 78% did not experience oral mucositis.
Fighting Cancer One Joke at a Time
Finding humor in cancer has helped me cope.
Erleada Has ‘Robust Real-World Effectiveness’ in Prostate Cancer
Erleada showed promising results in patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer when compared with Xtandi and Zytiga.
For Smaller Men With Prostate Cancer, Erleada Dose Reduction May Decrease Skin-Related Side Effects
A dose reduction of Erleada may result in fewer skin-related side effects for men with advanced prostate cancer — but only for those with a smaller body size, research showed.
Adding Nubeqa to Therapy May Reduce PSA Levels in Metastatic Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer
Men with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer treated with Nubeqa, androgen-deprivation therapy and docetaxel had reductions in PSA levels that were associated with improved overall survival and a prolonged time to PSA progression.
Melanoma Monday: A Look at 5 Skin Cancer Stories From 2023
May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so we took a look at some of the top stories about the disease from 2023.
Mammograms and Mothering
Even though my children are grown up, I still worry about their health — especially when it comes to breast cancer.
Long-Term Nubeqa Is Safe, Efficacious in Prostate Cancer Treatment
Extended-duration Nubeqa reduced the risk of death in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, study results showed.
PSMA-Targeted Therapy May Decrease PSA Levels in Metastatic Prostate Cancer Subset
Patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treated with radioligand therapy, a form of targeted therapy, had improvements in PSA levels and survival with favorable side effect profiles.
There’s ‘Unmistakable Momentum’ in MPN Advances, Expert Says
Dr. Naveen Pemmaraju outlines three reasons why he feels that there is “a momentum that’s unmistakable,” in the field of myeloproliferative neoplasms.
Every Day, She Helps Make Things Better for Patients With Cancer
An interview with Kerry O’Neil, B.S.N., RN, OCN, finalist for the 2023 Extraordinary Healer® award.
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