Message from the CURE Staff
Expanding coverage across the entire cancer continuum.
Understanding Preventive Mastectomy
Women at high risk for breast cancer may lower their risk of developing the disease by undergoing a preventive, or prophylactic, mastectomy.
International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference
Educational conference for thyroid cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
Breaking Down TCM
Traditional Chinese medicine, or TCM, includes a variety of therapies, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and meditation exercises for health and well-being.
Olympian Postpones Treatment to Compete
Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau and Stand Up To Cancer.
New Pharmacy Breed Offers Special Attention, Drawbacks to Patients
Specialty pharmacies have been a health care staple for years.
American Cancer Society launches online video sharing.
Q&A: Vitamin D
Does vitamin D prevent cancer?
Web Exclusive: Preventing Breast Cancer
What you need to know about breast cancer prevention.
Treatment anxiety can be conquered [and besides, it usually turns out to be unfounded].
Web Exclusive: How to Manage Side Effects
Information on managing the side effects of cancer therapy.
Advocating for Others
Colorectal cancer survivors take their message to Congress.
New Funding and a New Voice
New law funds pediatric cancer research.
Programs to Help People Quit Smoking Miss Minorities
Study shows smoking cessation aids and advice not reaching minorities.
Far From Home
Patients who travel for treatment now have more places to stay.
Dana Farber's Survivorship Clinic
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s survivorship clinic.
Re-Entry: Age & Gender
How patients negotiate the transition to their post-treatment life can be framed by a number of factors beyond their control, including age and gender.
Planning for Survivorship
The Institute of Medicine’s From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition offers a number of recommendations for improving survivors’ care.
Patient denial places added burden on caregivers.
Pretty Is What Changes
A single, young, BRCA1 carrier chooses prophylactic mastectomy in Pretty Is What Changes.
Finding Your Compass
New research and tools illuminate the multiple treatment paths faced by patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer.
To Take or Not to Take
Role of antioxidants called into question -- again.
Surgery & Radiation: New Options, New Questions
New options for surgery and radiation cause debate in early-stage breast cancer.
Glossary: Making Sense of the Jargon
Helpful definitions of terms that guide treatment decisions in early-stage breast cancer.
Keep It Moving
Constipation during treatment can be alleviated.
The Last Tenth
A trek to the finish line.
Multiple Myeloma & Thrombocytopenia
Velcade is now available for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients and new drugs emerge as potential treatment to a serious side effect.
What's the Right Decision?
The growing need for shared decision-making in medicine.
What to Know Before You Go
Anyone considering traveling for cancer treatment should thoroughly research the treatment facility services, specialties and pysicians and plan ahead for a place to stay and living expenses.
Web Exclusive: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
With so many options, patients need specific information from their physicians in order to make decisions that fit their goals and situation.Jeffrey Belkora, PhD, director of Breast Care Center Decision Services at the University of California, San Francisco, hosts Guidesmith, a public interest website that “focuses on how you can use leadership, teamwork, and decision making skills and tools to guide yourself, or someone else, through high-stakes situations.”The prompt sheet that is provided to breast cancer patients at UCSF to stimulate questions to ask the doctor is available on the site, and covers areas such as treatment options, goals of treatment, the impact of each choice, and barriers that might exist.
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