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I’ve Finally Allowed Myself ‘Bitter Resentment’ Over My Brother’s Death from Cancer

June 20th 2022

It has been 46 years since my brother died of cancer, and I have finally reached the “bitter resentment” stage of grief.

Some Older Women With Breast Cancer May Be Able To Avoid Chemotherapy, Study Finds

June 20th 2022

Recent study findings demonstrate that certain older women with breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy after treatment with endocrine therapy.

Two Angels of Oncology

June 18th 2022

I hope every patient and their family can feel the caring that two angels standing by a shoulder can bring.

This Father’s Day, I’m Celebrating Cancer Previvorship, Too

June 17th 2022

My daughter is a cancer “previvor” because she inherited a cancer gene from her mother, so this Father’s Day, I’m celebrating her, too.

My Experience With Medical Upselling

June 16th 2022

After surviving cancer, I knew what medical upselling looked like, and experienced it firsthand when a clinician tried to send me for more tests than I felt necessary.

Spreading the News About My Daughter’s Cancer Was Harder Than I Thought

June 15th 2022

Telling friends and family about a cancer diagnosis can be gut wrenching. Here’s how I did it.

As We Enter a New Era of Cancer Treatment, I’m Taking Caution in Headlines Highlighting a Cure

June 14th 2022

Recent headlines have been highlighting a monoclonal antibody that eliminated evidence of disease in patients with rectal cancer, but I believe that findings from the research need to be taken with a few grains of caution.

After Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis, I Didn’t Think About Oral Health, Though I Should Have

June 10th 2022

Cancer and its treatments can affect oral health, though when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, the thought of seeing the dentist slipped my mind.

How Does a Cancer Survivor Obtain Life Insurance?

June 9th 2022

One of the most loving things I can do for my family is to purchase life insurance, but my application was turned down, presumably because of my cancer history.

My Third and Fourth Cancer Opinions Gave Me a Second Chance at Life

June 8th 2022

Getting other medical opinions for my cancer diagnosis not only saved my life but also taught me self-care.

Enhertu Fulfills ‘Big Unmet Need’ for Patients with HER2-Low Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 7th 2022

The findings of the study show that Enhertu should be a new standard of care for patients with HER2-low metastatic breast cancer, according to an expert at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Early Study Findings Show Novel Drug Elicits Promising Results in Metastatic Breast Cancers

June 6th 2022

At a follow-up of more than two years, treatment with a novel drug produced meaningful results in a group of patients with HER3-expressing metastatic breast cancer or metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.

Trodelvy Reduces Risk of Disease Progression in Certain Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

June 5th 2022

Treatment with Trodelvy resulted in slight survival improvements, when compared with standard of care chemotherapy regimens, in patients with hormone receptor–positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Actress Alicia Witt Discusses Cancer Treatment After Losing Her Parents, Chef Gordon Ramsay Surprises a Teen With Cancer and More

June 3rd 2022

From chef Gordon Ramsay sharing a meal with a 13-year-old fan with Ewing sarcoma, to a dermatologist on a playground spotting a mother’s skin cancer, here’s a look at what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Cancer is Hard, and I'm Not Keeping Quiet

June 2nd 2022

I’m not going to worry that I’m changing my own health by saying out loud that this cancer stuff is hard and scary and kills way too many people every single day.

My Daughter’s Cancer Treatment Is Over, So Why Do I Keep Thinking About the Disease?

June 2nd 2022

Watching my daughter’s life be interrupted by breast cancer made me want to help other parents who might find themselves in a similar situation.

More Effort is Needed to Inform Black Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer to Increase Clinical Trial Participation

May 31st 2022

A small percentage of patients with metastatic breast cancer participating in clinical trials in the U.S. are Black, which, according to a patient living with the disease is a huge concern since it doesn’t represent the general population.

I Can't Spend Every Day Fighting Cancer

May 31st 2022

In the immediate instance — and that’s where life is lived — I won’t spend my energy fighting against cancer. But that does not mean I don’t care. 

The 6 Words My Oncologist Said That Gave Me Hope

May 26th 2022

When I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I was comforted by a simple phrase my oncologist told my husband.

Investigators Launch Study to Review Novel Cancer Vaccine in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

May 26th 2022

A clinical trial just launched to study Vaxinia — a novel cancer vaccine — in patients with previously treated advanced solid tumors.

The 'Breast' Oncology Nurse

May 26th 2022

Tears flowed as I perfected the art of a quiet, polite breakdown, and then my amazing oncology case manager nurse, Stacey Patterson, B.S.N., RN, OCN, appeared.

Will My Daughter Be a Triple-Positive Breast Cancer Pioneer?

May 25th 2022

I haven’t seen many 10-year triple-positive breast cancer survivors in my online support groups, but I can’t help but wonder: will my daughter be the one?

PGA Tour Golfer Justin Thomas Urges People to Check for Melanoma, ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘As the World Turns’ Actress Marnie Schulenburg Dies from Cancer and More

May 20th 2022

From PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas’ new sun-protection line to soap opera actress Marnie Schulenburg’s breast cancer death and the first child to receive CAR-T cell therapy celebrating 10 years cancer-free, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

My Experiences With My Cancer Support Systems Were Unfortunate

May 19th 2022

When you put your feelings out there in cancer support groups — be it in-person or virtual — you’re opening your ideas up to others’ interpretation, and some might not like what you have to say.

Cancer Centers Need a Room for Rage

May 19th 2022

Anger is a reaction to injustice, which cancer certainly is. Sometimes I wished there was a place in the cancer treatment centers to let that rage out.

Cancer Trial Hopes to Find New Patient Populations That Will Respond to Already-Approved Drugs

May 19th 2022

The Strata PATH trial will use a novel testing strategy to determine if certain patients with solid tumors can benefit from already-approved therapies.

My Family Tree Has Been Hit Hard by Cancer

May 18th 2022

When my brother was diagnosed with cancer, I faced challenges of reliving my own journey while trying to help him know what to expect.

The Alphabet Soup of Medicare Is so Confusing

May 17th 2022

From Plan A and B to “donut coverage,” choosing a Medicare plan is frustrating — especially when considering the costs of a cancer diagnosis.

The Start to Rolling the Dice After my Cancer Diagnosis

May 12th 2022

I was never a gambler … that is, until I was diagnosed with cancer.

Talzenna-Novel Drug Combo Continues to Be Studied in Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

May 12th 2022

Findings from an early-stage trial assessing Talzenna in combination with a novel drug, known as ZEN-3694, have led the manufacturer to initiate a later-stage study in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.