Treatment Snapshot
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December 23, 2009 – Wendy Harpham, MD
Cancer as a Turning Point
December 23, 2009 – Don Vaughan
Best Face Forward
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Recipes from Chef Hans Rueffert
December 20, 2009
A Skinny Chef You Can Trust
December 22, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Getting Help
December 23, 2009 – Jo Cavallo
Stress Reducers
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Cisforcupid.com
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Only 10 Seconds to Care: Help and Hope for Busy Clinicians
December 23, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Flavored-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect, With More to Come
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Stress, Depression & PTSD
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Imaging Strategies: The Bigger Picture
December 23, 2009 – Laura Beil
Herceptin Combinations Improve Survival, Lessen Heart Toxicity
December 23, 2009 – Laura Beil
Integrative Techniques: A Sampler
December 23, 2009 – Marc Silver
Drug Therapies
December 23, 2009 – Elizabeth Whittington
Letters from Our Readers
December 23, 2009
Treatment Updates
December 23, 2009 – Staff Reports
CDC picks up the tab for colon cancer screening
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Mutant Tissue Wanted
December 23, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
The More You Know
December 23, 2009 – Helen Osborne
Patients' Songs Take Flight
December 23, 2009 – Bunmi Ishola
Q&A: Cervical Cancer Vaccine
December 23, 2009 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Comfort in Strange Places
December 23, 2009 – Susie Kasinski Drummond
The 'Price' is $1 Million
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Pancreatic Cancer Symposia
December 23, 2009
Tired of Being Tired?
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Message From the Editor
December 23, 2009 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Beneficial Brew
December 23, 2009 – Lena Huang
Gut Reaction
December 23, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Today's Lesson: Cancer
December 23, 2009 – Bunmi Ishola
Uncertain Obligations
December 23, 2009 – Jo Cavallo
Beyond Face Value
December 22, 2009 – Terry Healey
Cancer's Silver Lining
December 22, 2009 – Don Vaughan
Kids Allowed
December 21, 2009 – Marc Silver
Layman's Terms
December 23, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
All Stressed Out
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Bad Neighbors
December 22, 2009 – Laura Beil
Treatment Snapshot
March 24, 2010
Excerpt from "Only 10 Seconds to Care"
December 23, 2009 – Wendy Harpham, MD
Cancer as a Turning Point
December 23, 2009 – Don Vaughan
Best Face Forward
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Recipes from Chef Hans Rueffert
December 20, 2009
A Skinny Chef You Can Trust
December 22, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Getting Help
December 23, 2009 – Jo Cavallo
Stress Reducers
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Cisforcupid.com
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Only 10 Seconds to Care: Help and Hope for Busy Clinicians
December 23, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
Flavored-Cigarette Ban Takes Effect, With More to Come
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Stress, Depression & PTSD
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Imaging Strategies: The Bigger Picture
December 23, 2009 – Laura Beil
Herceptin Combinations Improve Survival, Lessen Heart Toxicity
December 23, 2009 – Laura Beil
Integrative Techniques: A Sampler
December 23, 2009 – Marc Silver
Drug Therapies
December 23, 2009 – Elizabeth Whittington
Currently Viewing
Letters from Our Readers
December 23, 2009
CDC picks up the tab for colon cancer screening
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Mutant Tissue Wanted
December 23, 2009 – Kathy LaTour
The More You Know
December 23, 2009 – Helen Osborne
Patients' Songs Take Flight
December 23, 2009 – Bunmi Ishola
Q&A: Cervical Cancer Vaccine
December 23, 2009 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Comfort in Strange Places
December 23, 2009 – Susie Kasinski Drummond
The 'Price' is $1 Million
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Pancreatic Cancer Symposia
December 23, 2009
Tired of Being Tired?
December 23, 2009 – Lacey Meyer
Message From the Editor
December 23, 2009 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Beneficial Brew
December 23, 2009 – Lena Huang
Gut Reaction
December 23, 2009 – Karen Patterson
Today's Lesson: Cancer
December 23, 2009 – Bunmi Ishola
Uncertain Obligations
December 23, 2009 – Jo Cavallo
Beyond Face Value
December 22, 2009 – Terry Healey
Cancer's Silver Lining
December 22, 2009 – Don Vaughan
Kids Allowed
December 21, 2009 – Marc Silver
Layman's Terms
December 23, 2009 – Charlotte Huff
All Stressed Out
December 23, 2009 – Laurie M. Fisher
Bad Neighbors
December 22, 2009 – Laura Beil

Letters from Our Readers

Letters from our readers

PUBLISHED December 23, 2009

In reading “Prince & the Gun Oil,” I knew I had made the right decision to include sexual aids—what we call “intimate solutions”—in our catalogue. I figured our customers needed a little “help” but didn’t want to visit the local sex shop or go to a blushingly erotic website. I can relate, having had prostate cancer and being left with erectile dysfunction. Thanks to Debra Jarvis for sharing her experiences—red face and all—of dealing with the sex part of cancer. Thank goodness we are moving out from under the shame tree. It can be pretty funny—and fun—if we let it.
Lyman Orton
The Vermont Country Store
Weston, Vermont

As a two-year survivor of stage 3B cervical cancer, I can thoroughly relate to Debra Jarvis’ article. Besides the improvement of your sex life, there are other reasons to do this. After chemo, radiation, and brachytherapy, my radiologist gave me dilators to prevent the vaginal tissue from growing together. My gynecologic oncologist also emphasized that regular dilation helps with the required follow-up internal examinations, which have become much more comfortable.
June Silance
Red Bank, New Jersey

I read with interest your Fall 2009 cover, “Breast Cancer Breakthrough,” but ultimately found no breakthrough reported. The clinical trial results for [PARP inhibitors] olaparib and BSI-201, both from a survival perspective as well as looking at impact on tumors, could at best be described as incremental. As for Avastin, survival rates have not been improved for triple-negative breast cancer, as I learned firsthand in my own family. So I don’t agree with the “breakthrough” billing you gave this research.
Mark Lerner  
New York, New York 

The Fall issue cover line read: “Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Moving past what’s not there—and finding what is—for triple-negative breast cancer.” The breakthrough in the cover story, “Targeting the Triple Threat,” refers to now having something to target in triple-negative breast cancer—a hard-to-treat cancer that’s immune to the effects of targeted drugs approved to treat other types of breast cancer. The discovery of an enzyme called PARP has led to the development of new targeted drugs that are showing unprecedented effects on inducing tumor responses, delaying time to progression, and improving survival—even greater than hormonal therapy and Herceptin have in TNBC. But, as reported, these results must be confirmed in larger clinical trials, which are currently under way. We’ll continue to keep you updated as new research is reported on PARP inhibitors and other targeted agents for TNBC. —Editors

I am a lymphoma survivor and battling all the issues of survivorship. The information I received from the “Surviving Well” supplement is invaluable. I wish I had it when I was diagnosed.
Kathy Spangler, RN, BSN   
Phoenix, Arizona

I was very pleased to see the insert, “A Patient’s Guide to Rare Cancer,” when I received my Fall issue. It would have been a lot more beneficial to me a couple years ago, but I hope it helps others who are beginning this journey. Many people just don’t understand how hard it is to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about rare cancers. I have much more info now in case of a recurrence.
Mendy Mullenix-Parker
via Facebook

Download a copy of “A Patient’s Guide to Rare Cancer” at www.curetoday.com/patient_guides. —Editors

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