From Our Archives: Advocacy
September 14, 2011
Cancer Imaging Gets Sophisticated
September 14, 2011 – Susan R. Peck, PhD
Sleep Problems Impair Childhood Cancer Survivors
September 14, 2011 – Taylor Walker
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September 14, 2011 – Lena Huang
From Our Archives: Supplements
September 14, 2011
From Our Archives: Imaging
September 16, 2011
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September 14, 2011 – Kathy LaTour
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September 14, 2011 – Jane Hill
Previvors Need Expert Guidance, Close Surveillance
September 14, 2011 – Dawn Dorsey
Should You “Just Do It?”
September 14, 2011 – Marc Silver
Checking Out a Charity
September 14, 2011 – Marc Silver
Understanding Clinical Trials
September 14, 2011
Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels
September 14, 2011 – Laura Beil
Tell What You’re Taking
September 14, 2011 – Laura Beil
Searching for a Cancer Coach?
September 14, 2011 – Jennifer M. Gangloff
What Caused Your Cancer?
September 14, 2011 – Staff Reports
Açaí Berry’s Effect on Cancer in Question
September 14, 2011 – Jason Roberson
Remaining Faithful
September 14, 2011 – Cheryl L. Rice
Pipeline
September 14, 2011 – Lindsay Ray
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September 14, 2011 – Barrie Cassileth, PhD
Managing Cancer-Related Diarrhea
September 14, 2011 – Katy Human
Comments from Readers
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The Meaning of Stem Cells
September 14, 2011 – Debu Tripathy, MD
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
September 14, 2011 – Lindsay Ray
Q & A: Patients Want Coordinated Care
September 14, 2011 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
A Survivorship Resource Map
September 14, 2011 – Elizabeth Whittington
Critical Care: A New Nurse Faces Death, Life, and Everything in Between
September 14, 2011 – Kathy LaTour
Breast Cancer Drug Scores Win in Prevention
September 14, 2011 – Elizabeth Whittington
Ford Led Discussion on Breast Cancer
September 14, 2011 – Lindsay Ray
Another State Gets Chemo Parity
September 14, 2011 – Taylor Walker
How to Manage Family Dynamics During Cancer
September 14, 2011 – Jane Hill
Coordinating Care After Cancer
September 14, 2011 – Dawn Dorsey
Do You Need a Cancer Coach?
September 14, 2011 – Jennifer M. Gangloff
Choosing an Imaging Test
September 14, 2011 – Charlotte Huff
Advocates Make Cancer Their Mission
September 14, 2011 – Marc Silver
Unlocking the Mystery of Cancer Stem Cells
September 14, 2011 – Elaine Schattner, MD
Supplements During Cancer: Help or Hype?
September 14, 2011 – Laura Beil
From Our Archives: Advocacy
September 14, 2011
Cancer Imaging Gets Sophisticated
September 14, 2011 – Susan R. Peck, PhD
Sleep Problems Impair Childhood Cancer Survivors
September 14, 2011 – Taylor Walker
Vitamin D and Folate May Reduce Colon Cancer Risk
September 14, 2011 – Lena Huang
From Our Archives: Supplements
September 14, 2011
From Our Archives: Imaging
September 16, 2011
Flaxseed Doesn't Help With Hot Flashes
September 14, 2011 – Kathy LaTour
Safety in Numbers
September 14, 2011 – Jane Hill
Previvors Need Expert Guidance, Close Surveillance
September 14, 2011 – Dawn Dorsey
Should You “Just Do It?”
September 14, 2011 – Marc Silver
Checking Out a Charity
September 14, 2011 – Marc Silver
Understanding Clinical Trials
September 14, 2011
Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Supplement Labels
September 14, 2011 – Laura Beil
Tell What You’re Taking
September 14, 2011 – Laura Beil
Searching for a Cancer Coach?
September 14, 2011 – Jennifer M. Gangloff
What Caused Your Cancer?
September 14, 2011 – Staff Reports
Açaí Berry’s Effect on Cancer in Question
September 14, 2011 – Jason Roberson
Remaining Faithful
September 14, 2011 – Cheryl L. Rice
Pipeline
September 14, 2011 – Lindsay Ray
Supplement Research in Cancer Lacking
September 14, 2011 – Barrie Cassileth, PhD
Managing Cancer-Related Diarrhea
September 14, 2011 – Katy Human
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September 14, 2011
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September 14, 2011 – Kathy LaTour
Breast Cancer Drug Scores Win in Prevention
September 14, 2011 – Elizabeth Whittington
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September 14, 2011 – Lindsay Ray
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September 14, 2011 – Taylor Walker
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September 14, 2011 – Jane Hill
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September 14, 2011 – Dawn Dorsey
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September 14, 2011 – Charlotte Huff
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Comments from Readers

Letters, comments and feedback from CURE readers. 

PUBLISHED September 14, 2011

While I read your article, “Dating After Cancer,” with interest, I and many others like me have a different kind of dating problem which was not addressed.  What about those of us who are still constantly battling cancer with periodic treatments, surgery, hospital stays for severe side effects, etc., and who never know if we will be feeling well enough to even keep the first or next scheduled date? A new guy may not mind dating someone whose cancer is “in the past,” but may not feel that it is worth getting into a relationship with a chronically sick woman and may not want to even get to know someone whose current and future life will most likely always be cancer. I’d really like to know some ways to deal with this problem.  

Eileen Sheiman
Flushing, N.Y.

I got a lot out of the article on dating after cancer. After a bi-lateral mastectomy and scarring, I was a bit wary of when to lay it out there. Luckily, I'm very transparent, and it came out on our first date, and we did a toast to celebrate me being a survivor. I never expected someone to take it so well. I’m not sure if I could myself; after all, cancer is the word no one wants to hear.

Cancer doesn’t define who I am; it’s just a part of my history now.

Amy Witt
via Facebook

I am grateful for “Dating after Cancer.” After 10 months of multiple tests, pancreatic cancer was diagnosed. I underwent major surgery and am in my fourth week of chemotherapy. Dr. Sueann Mark is right about a positive attitude. Because we are energetic beings, another can pick up our feeling “timid, ashamed or nervous.”

There are enough surprises in the anatomy of a 68-year-old woman without springing an 8-inch scar, a conspicuous medication port bump, and a gloomy prognosis upon a younger lover. (Old guys are not able to keep up with me!)

Dolores Eckles
Charlotte, N.C.

Renée Twombly’s report on node surgery in the summer issue ("Node Removal Not Necessary in Some Patients") was so encouraging! In 2003, I was faced with the choice of getting an axillary lymph node dissection. Ironically, I viewed the cancerous lymph nodes as good...they had done their job to catch the stray cancer cells that were shedding from the tumor, and I could not see the benefit of removing the rest of the nodes. Seven years later, I have never regretted my decision. Thank you for bringing to light these mysterious little successes that continue to prove that gut instinct can be a good helmsman in these murky waters.  

Elizabeth Sylvia
Keene, N.H.

Thank you for the “Doorway to Healing” article. I battled leukemia during high school, and acting was my escape from the world. Art really does provide a creative outlet and time to forget current medical issues. 

Katie Vandrilla
Berlin, Conn.

While I appreciate the research and information that CURE provides for patients and families, I was a bit frustrated by the article “Speak for Yourself” on advance directives, describing Michelle Soto and her battle with uterine cancer. A quote from the article stated, “‘We thought she was going to be a survivor, too,’ a family member mentioned.” I have no issue with Michelle’s family, but Michelle was a cancer survivor—just like any of us who have been told they have cancer. By implying that those who live to a point where they no longer have cancer and have ended treatment are the only “survivors,” you minimize the lives of us who must continue to fight the disease.

Christina Horrmann
Plymouth, Minn.

Our summer issue’s “Conference Report” incorrectly stated that vemurafenib was expected to be submitted for FDA approval later this year. Vemurafenib was submitted for approval in May 2011.

In “Too Much of a Good Thing,” Grace Lu-Yao’s name was misspelled twice as Yu-Lao.

Your magazine is an invaluable resource for me! Thank for all of the information and inspiration. Ten-plus years as a breast cancer survivor, four-plus years with mets and doing great!

Kathie Falls Guerrero
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