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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.

The Search for a Post-Mastectomy Swimsuit Can Be as Puzzling as Wordle

May 12th 2022

Finding a swimsuit if you have not chosen reconstruction after breast cancer can be a challenge, but there are many ways to find what best works for you.

FDA’s Extension of Lynparza Approval an ‘Exciting Thing’ for Certain Patients With Breast Cancer

May 11th 2022

The FDA’s extended approval of Lynparza, according to an expert, gives patients with early-stage, high-risk breast cancer a reasonable treatment option to consider.

When Old Friends Ask How Things Are With My Family, I Avoid Talking About Our Cancer Experience

May 11th 2022

Should I mention my daughter’s cancer diagnosis, or keep people blissfully unaware, and say that we’re all doing fine?

One-of-a-Kind Cancer Care Across 1,000 Miles

May 11th 2022

While one woman always assumed her aunt Judy provided excellent cancer care, she learned it firsthand upon her own diagnosis.

Extraordinary Oncology Nurse, Extraordinary Person

May 7th 2022

Donna MacDonald, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CCM, goes beyond her duties as a nurse to advocate and support her patients.

For Mother’s Day, I’m Hoping to Help Prevent Hereditary Cancer

May 6th 2022

With Mother’s Day upon us, I’m advocating for better genetic cancer screening so that no more children are motherless on this day.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Announces Cancer Diagnosis, Woman Receives Prison Sentence for Faking Cancer Treatment to Collect Donations and More

May 6th 2022

From “Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow revealing his cancer diagnosis to a woman faking a cancer diagnosis to collect $100,000 in donations and a European soccer star finishing treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.