Taking It Personally
March 07, 2014 – Laura Beil
Advocacy in Action
March 08, 2014 – Jane Hill
Can a Pill Prevent Cancer?
March 08, 2014 – Erik Ness
New Requirements for Patients and Survivors Needs
March 08, 2014 – Katy Human
How Survivors Can Take Action
March 08, 2014
Promises to Keep
March 06, 2014 – Tracy Stewart
Aiming to Improve Quality of Cancer Care
March 06, 2014 – Shelley Fuld Nasso
Confirmation of Lycopene's Benefits Remains Elusive
March 06, 2014 – Deborah Tolmach Sugerman
Taking Immune Action Against Lung Cancer
March 08, 2014 – Heather L. Van Epps, PhD
Pipeline
March 08, 2014 – Lindsay Ray
Preserving Security with Electronic Health Portals
March 06, 2014 – Charlotte Huff
The "To Do" List to Pass On to Well-Meaning Friends
March 08, 2014 – Don Vaughan
Choosing Quality Care
March 08, 2014 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Mobile App Delivers Helpful Tips to Minimize Side Effects
March 08, 2014
Legislations Could Benefit Family Caregivers
March 08, 2014 – Lena Huang
Exercise Improves Joint Pain Associated with Aromatase Inhibitors
March 08, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness
March 08, 2014
Breast Cancer Prevention Study Focuses on Anti-Hormone Therapy
March 08, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Correspondent Amy Robach Receives Treatment
February 28, 2014 – Lindsay Ray
No Link Between Fertility Treatment and Overall Risk of Childhood Cancer
March 07, 2014 – Katherine Lagomarsino
Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer
March 06, 2014 – Sonya Collins
Research Updates
February 28, 2014 – Elizabeth Whittington
Genetics Leading the Way in Lung Cancer Treatment
March 05, 2014 – Debu Tripathy, MD
Letters From Readers
March 08, 2014
For Many, Caregiving Leads to Advocacy
March 07, 2014 – Jane Hill
Calming Chronic Inflammation
March 07, 2014 – Erik Ness
Making the Most Out of Your Patient Portal
March 07, 2014 – Charlotte Huff
Disclosing a Cancer Diagnosis Takes Time and Tact
March 05, 2014 – Don Vaughan
National Guidelines Aim to Make Life Better After Cancer
March 07, 2014 – Katy Human
Research Reveals New Frontiers in Lung Cancer
March 06, 2014 – Heather L. Van Epps, PhD
Biomarkers Help Patients Make Better Medical Decisions
March 06, 2014 – Laura Beil
Taking It Personally
March 07, 2014 – Laura Beil
Advocacy in Action
March 08, 2014 – Jane Hill
Can a Pill Prevent Cancer?
March 08, 2014 – Erik Ness
New Requirements for Patients and Survivors Needs
March 08, 2014 – Katy Human
How Survivors Can Take Action
March 08, 2014
Promises to Keep
March 06, 2014 – Tracy Stewart
Aiming to Improve Quality of Cancer Care
March 06, 2014 – Shelley Fuld Nasso
Confirmation of Lycopene's Benefits Remains Elusive
March 06, 2014 – Deborah Tolmach Sugerman
Taking Immune Action Against Lung Cancer
March 08, 2014 – Heather L. Van Epps, PhD
Pipeline
March 08, 2014 – Lindsay Ray
Preserving Security with Electronic Health Portals
March 06, 2014 – Charlotte Huff
The "To Do" List to Pass On to Well-Meaning Friends
March 08, 2014 – Don Vaughan
Choosing Quality Care
March 08, 2014 – Len Lichtenfeld, MD
Mobile App Delivers Helpful Tips to Minimize Side Effects
March 08, 2014
Legislations Could Benefit Family Caregivers
March 08, 2014 – Lena Huang
Exercise Improves Joint Pain Associated with Aromatase Inhibitors
March 08, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Moving Beyond Cancer to Wellness
March 08, 2014
Breast Cancer Prevention Study Focuses on Anti-Hormone Therapy
March 08, 2014 – Jon Garinn
Correspondent Amy Robach Receives Treatment
February 28, 2014 – Lindsay Ray
No Link Between Fertility Treatment and Overall Risk of Childhood Cancer
March 07, 2014 – Katherine Lagomarsino
Alzheimer's Disease and Cancer
March 06, 2014 – Sonya Collins
Research Updates
February 28, 2014 – Elizabeth Whittington
Genetics Leading the Way in Lung Cancer Treatment
March 05, 2014 – Debu Tripathy, MD
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March 05, 2014 – Don Vaughan
National Guidelines Aim to Make Life Better After Cancer
March 07, 2014 – Katy Human
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March 06, 2014 – Heather L. Van Epps, PhD
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Letters From Readers

Letters from CURE readers.

PUBLISHED March 08, 2014

I applaud CURE for recognizing myeloprolific diseases as neoplasms, or forms of cancer. Although these conditions are relatively rare, it is time that they are recognized, and your Patient’s Guide to Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (pdf) did a good job of that. I have shared many articles from CURE with close friends and acquaintances over the years, and rest assured, this publication has saved many lives by educating patients about their diseases.

Bill Sharpton, OD
Lakemont, Ga.

The “Technical Touch” article was interesting. I think that the key point any person should consider is the surgeon. My urologist had performed about 150 traditional surgeries, and I found the surgeon who trained him at the University of New Mexico who had done over 600 procedures, so I was able to choose the master, not the student. Inasmuch as [prostate cancer] is normally a slow-moving type of cancer, a person does not need to rush to a solution.

Rod Gajewski
Las Cruces, N.M.

I am a pancreatic cancer survivor of six years and counting. Thank you for the very informative article regarding this cancer (“Changing Course”). I especially liked the diagram of the Whipple procedure—it helps me explain to everyone exactly what the procedure is. And this was the first issue since I have been receiving the magazine that fully addressed pancreatic cancer and some of the issues survivors have.

Barbara Cook
Sterling Heights, Mich.

I worked 35-plus years for the Social Security Administration (SSA) and retired in 2013. I specialized in returning to work after receiving a SSA disability-based benefit. The information in the Special Report on Paying for Cancer Care (issue) is misleading. Beneficiaries on the SSA disability rolls can and do return to work full-time, and there are many work incentives and employment support programs in SSA that make it possible for an individual to maintain cash benefits and/or Medicare and Medicaid.

Marlene Ulisky
Sebastian, Fla.

Writer Roxanne Nelson responds: It was beyond the scope of the article to delve into SSA disability in detail. It is a complex subject, with many programs, requirements, limitations on earnings, etc. The disability discussion was geared to a cancer patient who is unable to stay on the job due to illness or treatment, and it presented options from a legal expert in the field. The expert pointed out that while you may be able to collect SSA benefits if you cannot work due to cancer, once you are well enough to return to your full-time job you cannot continue to collect disability income. The comments were not meant to be an exhaustive explanation of SSA benefits and programs.

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