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Skin Cancer's Risk is Cumulative
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September 25, 2014 – Don Vaughan
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September 25, 2014 – Sonya Collins
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September 25, 2014 – Charlotte Huff
Preparing for a Cancer-Related Emergency
September 25, 2014 – Jeanne Erdmann
Prehabilitation Aims to Prepare Patients for What Lies Ahead
September 24, 2014 – Jane Hill
Is There a Connection Between Food Preservatives and Cancer?
September 23, 2014 – Amy Rushlow
Low-Risk Cancers: Can We Ignore Them?
September 27, 2014 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Personalizing Cancer Care with Precision Medicine
September 25, 2014 – Maureen Salamon
Pipeline
September 25, 2014 – Katy Human
Tough Talk: Preparing for End of Life
September 24, 2014 – Kathy LaTour
Tom's River: A Story of Science and Salvation
September 23, 2014 – Katherine Lagomarsino
Comments From Readers
September 23, 2014
TriageCancer.org
September 18, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Power of Placebo Effect
September 19, 2014 – Kathy LaTour
Meditation Shows Potential for Relieving Pediatric Cancer Pain
September 17, 2014 – Heather Stringer
Skin Cancer's Risk is Cumulative
September 25, 2014 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Sunburns During Teen Years Increase Melanoma Risk
September 19, 2014 – Elizabeth Whittington
Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference
September 25, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Anchorman Scott Inspires at ESPYs
September 19, 2014 – Jennifer Nassar
Members of Congress Rally for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening
September 19, 2014 – Lena Huang
Meeting Dr. Brodie
September 25, 2014 – Carolyn Choate
Hospice Provides Time and Space for End-of-Life Discussions
September 24, 2014 – Matt Stone
The Affordable Care Act and Access to Cancer Care
September 24, 2014 – Jennifer L. W. Fink, RN
Managing Arthralgia
September 25, 2014 – Lacey Marlow
Are You an Overbearing Caregiver?
September 25, 2014 – Don Vaughan
Living with Lymphedema
September 25, 2014 – Sonya Collins
The DCIS Dilemma
September 25, 2014 – Charlotte Huff
Preparing for a Cancer-Related Emergency
September 25, 2014 – Jeanne Erdmann
Prehabilitation Aims to Prepare Patients for What Lies Ahead
September 24, 2014 – Jane Hill
Is There a Connection Between Food Preservatives and Cancer?
September 23, 2014 – Amy Rushlow
Low-Risk Cancers: Can We Ignore Them?
September 27, 2014 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Personalizing Cancer Care with Precision Medicine
September 25, 2014 – Maureen Salamon
Pipeline
September 25, 2014 – Katy Human
Tough Talk: Preparing for End of Life
September 24, 2014 – Kathy LaTour
Tom's River: A Story of Science and Salvation
September 23, 2014 – Katherine Lagomarsino
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Comments From Readers
September 23, 2014

Comments From Readers

Comments from readers on the Summer 2014 issue of CURE. 

PUBLISHED September 23, 2014

Easier Said Than Done
I read Dr. Lichtenfeld’s “House Call” column with great interest and heartily agree with his statement “Survivors must be their own best advocates.” As an eight-year appendiceal cancer survivor, I suffer the long-term results of extensive radiation to my pelvic area. While I have managed my symptoms through the years, I have suffered greatly and eliminated foods from my diet through painful trial and error. I have had plenty of support from my oncologist and gastroenterologist, but neither they nor the myriad survivors I read online have information that is specific to my needs. Sometimes being our own advocates isn’t easy. There’s just nowhere to turn.
Portia Little, Shawnee, Okla. 

The Rest of the Story
In response to “New Guidelines Recommend Genetic Testing for Lynch Syndrome,” you owe your readers an additional piece of information: The cost is prohibitive to most patients. My husband has a strong family history of colorectal cancer and we suspected a possible Lynch syndrome connection. We were told by our genetic counselor that the test for Lynch syndrome was $4,000. There are thousands of families just like my husband’s who would benefit from preventive measures if this blood test could be reasonably obtained.
Kathryn E. Koshan, PharmD, New Smyrna Beach, Fla. 

Relief from Neuropathy
I was compelled to write after reading the article on coping with peripheral neuropathy (“Lessons Learned”). In June 2012, I asked the physician assistant in my neurologist’s office about supplements. She mentioned alphalipoic acid. So, I picked some up, and within a couple of days I was not waking up through the night with the electrical feelings shooting through my feet and up my legs. Are they completely gone? No, but the difference is nothing short of a godsend.
Karen Armstrong, Rochester, N.Y.

Editor-at-Large Kathy LaTour responds: The studies on alpha-lipoic acid have mixed results, so I chose not to include it. Any supplements taken during treatment should be reviewed by a physician.

Access the Archive
After receiving several issues of CURE, there seems to be a strong focus on breast cancer and lymphomas but almost nothing on bladder cancer—reflecting the same preponderance in the popular media. Considering the prevalence of bladder cancer, I would think you could broaden that focus.
Marilyn Traiger, Hartford, Conn.

Managing Editor Jon Garinn responds: CURE recently focused on advances in treating bladder cancer (“Advances in Bladder Cancer Treatment Around the Corner,” Spring 2012). Access the full article in the magazine archive at curetoday.com.

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