Letter from the editor
A Mission of Empowerment
A brain tumor shifts a psychologist’s focus to helping survivors thrive
Growing Up After Cancer
Issues pediatric cancer survivors face as they reach adulthood
Letters from Readers.
Phone and web connections for cancer survivors, plus ways to support the cause
Helping Quitters Quit
Finding ways to stop smoking is particularly important to the health of cancer survivors, who can use a variety of methods to help them succeed
Heal asked readers to tell us what people said that helped or hurt them during their cancer experience.
Friends for Life
The shared experience of cancer gives four childhood friends a common goal.
Letting Your Guard Down
Many breast cancer survivors fail to get regular mammograms.
Days of Wine and Chocolate
One woman's gastronomic trek to recover a part of her old life.
A Virus as ‘Smart Bomb’
Scientists are making progress on an approach that might one day help ensure that a brain tumor, once gone, stays gone.
The Medicare Menu
Cancer survivors should be careful when making Medicare choices for 2008
And the Winner Is?
Online resources to help shed light on the healthcare debate and 2008 Presidential candidates’ approaches to the health insurance quandary.
Stepping Into the Fray
Susan Leigh’s story about how she turned her cancer experience into an advocacy action plan.
Ovarian cancer survivors are working to ensure that future doctors will recognize early symptoms of the disease.
A calendar by survivors in Moab, Utah, is educating townspeople about cancer.
Cancer’s Crazy Christmas Mother
Seeing every Christmas as a last chance to etch a memory of ouselves in everything our children touch.
Advanced Degree in Survival
A Gilda's club program enlisits the wisdom and experience of survivors.
The Not-So-Funny Pages
The comic strip Funky Winkerbean tackles cancer in a beloved character.
Best Face Forward
Survivors of head and neck cancers are benefiting from more specialized approaches to facial restoration.
Falling Off a Financial Cliff
Cancer is a leading cause for long-term disability claims, but most people don't have enough disability insurance to avoid financial hardship.
Coronary heart disease and colorectal cancer, chronic pain and sleep disorders and the Sister Study.
Space to Heal
Using nature, music, color and other elements in the home can restore the spirit amid the devastation of cancer
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