Message from the Editor
Patients must balance price of drugs with the literal cost of living.
In an age of information abundance, myths about cancer abound.
Tossing and Turning
Treatment and side effects disrupt sleep.
Making New Plans
Survivors experience urge for change in their lives.
A Different Kind of Caring
Hospice nurses see their profession as a calling.
A View of Cancer Care in America
Nancy Davenport-Ellis, a breast cancer survivor and founder of the Patient Advocate Foundation, discusses the expense of cancer care for patients and the complexities of health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Letters from Our Readers
Doing well, bladder cancer survivor, quality of life, survivors issue.
Home-Brewed Gene Tests
This article discusses genetic test kits and the types of cancer they test for.
Cutting Out Hormones
This article discusses the health concerns for cancer survivors in consuming hormones in food and dairy products.
Based on a survey of 1,000 by the American Cancer Society, this sidebar defines certain cancer myths as fact or fiction.
Physiology of Sleep
This sidebar to “Tossing and Turning: Treatment and Side Effects Disrupt Sleep” discusses the physiology of sleep, REM sleep, circadian rhythms, and sleep research.
When Illnesses Compete
In an aging population, cancer is rarely a solo act.
Bladder Cancer: Breaking the Research Barrier
Can You Afford Cancer?
Escalating cancer drug costs trigger concerns about access for patients.
Begin Healing With a Single Step
Survivors gain physical healing through exercise.
When It’s Cancer: The 10 Essential Steps to Follow After Your Diagnosis
People & Places
Ed Bradley, Lance Armstrong Foundation, Betty Agassi, Farah Fawcett
Web Exclusive: Tattoo Safety
An increasing number of survivors have chosen to be adorned with tattoos, either to express their “post-traumatic growth” or to cover scars.
In Need of Aging
“When Illnesses Compete” discusses the exclusion in clinical trails of the aging population, especially those with chronic illnesses or comorbidities.
Take All Your Medicine
“Can You Afford Cancer?” discusses patients who are reducing their oral medications to save money.
How Can I Quit Smoking?
Dr. Michael Fiori, professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin and founder and director of the UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, offers suggestions on how to quit smoking.
Calculating the Score
Tips to Better Sleep
The Biggest Challenge
Help for Patients
In addition to many state governments, numerous organizations provide information on patient assistance programs.
Web Exclusive: Medical Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient
As a cancer patient, you have several financial resources available to you, including health insurance, government programs, disability benefits, and services offered by voluntary organizations.
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