Web Exclusive: An Excerpt from "Conquer Prostate Cancer"
June 15, 2010
Integrative Medicine: Exercise Scores Against Anxiety
June 19, 2010 – Lena Huang
Web Exclusive: Gaining Ground In Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
June 15, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: Standing Up to Cancer
June 16, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: Find a Clinical Trial That's Right for You
June 16, 2010
More Therapies Needed for Childhood Cancers
June 14, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Price of Parenthood
June 10, 2010 – Erik Ness
Should I Have My Child Tested?
June 09, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
Teaming Up Against Liver Cancers
June 09, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
What Is Metastatic Cancer?
June 09, 2010
Watching, Waiting, & More
June 07, 2010 – Karen Patterson
Other Leukemias
June 06, 2010 – Karen Patterson
A Friendlier Approach
June 08, 2010 – Laura Beil
Phases of Clinical Trials
June 08, 2010
Doc, Can We Talk About Clinical Trials?
June 07, 2010 – Laura Beil
Acknowledging Loss
June 06, 2010 – Michael E. Reid
How Not to Buffer
June 07, 2010 – Marc Silver
Buffer Zone
June 08, 2010 – Marc Silver
Sex and Intimacy After Cancer
June 06, 2010 – Lacey Meyer
The Genes That Bind
June 07, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
What to Expect When You're Not Expecting—Yet
June 04, 2010 – Erik Ness
ASCO Updates
June 07, 2010 – Staff Reports
Mirror Makeovers
June 07, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
A Lasting Effect on Breast Cancer Prevention
June 08, 2010 – Elizabeth Whittington
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June 08, 2010 – Elizabeth Whittington
Q & A: Prostate Cancer Screeing Guidelines
June 08, 2010 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Saying Goodbye to Georgy Girl and a Designing Woman
June 08, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Us TOO International Summit, Symposium & Celebration
June 08, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
A Health Care Victory for Cancer Patients
June 07, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Rules
June 01, 2010 – Leslie Starsoneck
Pipeline
June 10, 2010 – Katy Human
Beginning to End
May 30, 2010 – Valerie Bosselman
Mixing It Up
June 01, 2010 – Don Vaughan
Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Breast Cancer Away?
May 30, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
Bad Block
June 01, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
Letters From Our Readers
June 08, 2010
Message From the Editor
June 08, 2010 – Debu Tripathy, MD
The Treatment Option You May Be Missing
June 07, 2010 – Laura Beil
Progress That's Worth the Wait
June 05, 2010 – Karen Patterson
Living on the Edge: Some Patients with Metastatic Cancer Live Long and Well
June 04, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: An Excerpt from "Conquer Prostate Cancer"
June 15, 2010
Integrative Medicine: Exercise Scores Against Anxiety
June 19, 2010 – Lena Huang
Web Exclusive: Gaining Ground In Treating Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
June 15, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: Standing Up to Cancer
June 16, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
Web Exclusive: Find a Clinical Trial That's Right for You
June 16, 2010
More Therapies Needed for Childhood Cancers
June 14, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Price of Parenthood
June 10, 2010 – Erik Ness
Should I Have My Child Tested?
June 09, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
Teaming Up Against Liver Cancers
June 09, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
What Is Metastatic Cancer?
June 09, 2010
Watching, Waiting, & More
June 07, 2010 – Karen Patterson
Other Leukemias
June 06, 2010 – Karen Patterson
A Friendlier Approach
June 08, 2010 – Laura Beil
Phases of Clinical Trials
June 08, 2010
Doc, Can We Talk About Clinical Trials?
June 07, 2010 – Laura Beil
Acknowledging Loss
June 06, 2010 – Michael E. Reid
How Not to Buffer
June 07, 2010 – Marc Silver
Buffer Zone
June 08, 2010 – Marc Silver
Sex and Intimacy After Cancer
June 06, 2010 – Lacey Meyer
The Genes That Bind
June 07, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
What to Expect When You're Not Expecting—Yet
June 04, 2010 – Erik Ness
ASCO Updates
June 07, 2010 – Staff Reports
Mirror Makeovers
June 07, 2010 – Kathy LaTour
A Lasting Effect on Breast Cancer Prevention
June 08, 2010 – Elizabeth Whittington
www.cancerversary.org
June 08, 2010 – Elizabeth Whittington
Q & A: Prostate Cancer Screeing Guidelines
June 08, 2010 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Saying Goodbye to Georgy Girl and a Designing Woman
June 08, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Us TOO International Summit, Symposium & Celebration
June 08, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
A Health Care Victory for Cancer Patients
June 07, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
The Rules
June 01, 2010 – Leslie Starsoneck
Pipeline
June 10, 2010 – Katy Human
Beginning to End
May 30, 2010 – Valerie Bosselman
Mixing It Up
June 01, 2010 – Don Vaughan
Can an Aspirin a Day Keep Breast Cancer Away?
May 30, 2010 – Charlotte Huff
Bad Block
June 01, 2010 – Bunmi Ishola
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June 08, 2010
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June 05, 2010 – Karen Patterson
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June 04, 2010 – Kathy LaTour

Letters From Our Readers

PUBLISHED June 08, 2010

Thank you so much for exploring the value of belief in a higher power and what it means to cancer patients in “Keeping the Faith.” Thankfully, today I am able to see my cancer journey as a gift, not a curse, and that would be a very difficult distinction to make had I not had faith. 
Eileen Lopez
Roscoe, Illinois

It saddened me that Kathy LaTour’s article, “Keeping the Faith,” in the Spring issue seemed to focus more on a religious faith than a spiritual faith. I am a leukemia survivor and do not believe in a personal god or any organized religion. However, I felt a strong faith during my journey and had many magical moments of clarity and a feeling of grace in the ability to see and appreciate life, even as I faced the possibility that it was over for me. It was the experience of living fully, one day at a time, and connecting to every other living thing that brought grace and gratitude. I still have “faith” that the unfolding of the universe is just as it should be, without a capital letter God orchestrating things.
Helen Kerner
Larkspur, California

Thank you Kathy LaTour for your excellent piece, “Keeping the Faith.” Spirituality has always played an integral role in my life. I have discovered over the years that spirituality, as with life experience, is not static but rather an unfolding and dynamic process. As a cancer survivor, not only has spirituality afforded meaning to my cancer experience and survivorship, but conversely the cancer experience has provided a lens and framework in which to re-interpret spirituality and “walk in the world.” Spirituality has empowered me to live in the moment, appreciate the present, and engage in life in a deeper and more profound and meaningful way.
Glenn Meuche, MSW, LCSW 
Senior Program Coordinator for Bereavement Services, CancerCare of New Jersey
Ridgewood, New Jerse
y

Kathy LaTour’s article was a great introduction to the concepts of faith, spirituality, religion, belief, and non-belief. As a "believer" in a higher power, namely God, I am interested in learning more about how "non-believers" cope, and what their views are. These may be people whose belief is not in a higher power, but in the power of leading a good life on this Earth.
Wendy Warren
via Facebook

I was diagnosed in April 2006. I was going into my last year of graduate school as a mental health counselor when my world caved in. What I learned most that year was the incredible strength of the human spirit. I can't say I’m glad I got cancer and that it made me a better person—I felt I was always a person who appreciated the very small things in life. But what it did do for me was renew my faith in the human spirit. I know my purpose here on earth is evolving and I have much yet to do. I made myself realize how precious life is, not to take anything for granted, and to stay positive and keep moving forward.
Leila Khalidi-Langford
Orlando, Florida  

I read with interest the Spring issue and discovered that two of your articles are connected—“Friends in Need” and “Alongside My Wife.” You see, I also had triple-negative, metaplastic breast cancer, and information was hard to find seven years ago. Several ladies with metaplastic cancer connected through the Internet and later created a website, www.metaplasticbreastcancer.org, for ladies trying to find information about this rare cancer. We have met, talked, laughed, shared information, and prayed with many women across the country and overseas. Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting Elizabeth Smider, we were able to talk with Dr. Vaughn Smider. Internet access has brought us hope and comfort when things didn’t look good for each of us on the MBC journey. Thank you for both articles.
Carol Bruce
Ironton, Ohio

I really enjoyed the essay “Taking a Radiation ‘Trip’ ” from the Spring issue. I underwent daily radiation treatment in January and February of this year. What an inspiring and funny story. What a wonderful and different way to deal with radiation therapy! 
Rosalie Roszak
Oro Valley, Arizona 

As a stage 4 lung cancer survivor for the past four years, “Lung Overdue” was very interesting to me. I've been on a clinical trial at Yale University for the past two years, and the ongoing research in lung cancer is exciting and promising.
Pat Johnson
via Facebook 

I, too, have experienced lots of those long sleepless nights and hot flashes following my chemotherapy and surgery for a thymoma two years ago. After reading “Sleepless in Seattle, San Antonio & St.Louis,” I was shocked to learn that this could be the result of my treatment.
Becky Spenceley-Harris
via Facebook
 

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