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CURE’s sarcoma page features the latest cancer news and updates on sarcoma Through articles, videos, podcasts, and more, CURE brings readers the insights of experts, cancer survivors, patients, and advocates to ensure everyone is up to date in sarcoma.

Bouncing Back After High-Stress Moments While Fighting Cancer

January 14th 2023

My body and mind go through a lot before and after cancer scans. Here is how I bounce back.

My Dog Helped Me Get My Act Together Before a Stressful Medical Appointment

January 9th 2023

As a cancer survivor, major medical appointments cause a great deal of stress. It took my dog throwing up to make me snap out of it.

Be Better Than Cancer Shaming

December 27th 2022

I recently came across a Twitter thread where people were shaming a cancer survivor’s decisions, forcing me to step back before reacting.

Top FDA Approvals of 2022

December 27th 2022

There were some monumental FDA approvals in the cancer space during 2022 — here’s a roundup of our most-read agency decisions of the year.

CNN’s Drew Griffin Dies of Cancer, Jane Fonda Offers a Cancer Update and More

December 23rd 2022

From investigative journalist, Drew Griffin’s cancer-related death to Jane Fonda’s lymphoma update, here’s what’s happening in the oncology space this week.

My 5-Year Wedding Anniversary Proved That Daunting Cancer Statistics Don’t Define Us

December 15th 2022

When I experienced a sarcoma recurrence in 2017, I was given less than a 10% chance to live for five years. Now that I’ve surpassed that statistic and celebrated my five-year wedding anniversary, I’ve proven to myself that I’m not defined by cancer statistics.

FDA Approves Tecentriq for Rare Sarcoma Subtype in Adults and Children

December 12th 2022

Tecentriq was approved by the FDA for adults and children aged two years and older with advanced alveolar soft part sarcoma, a disease typically diagnosed in approximately 80 patients per year in the U.S.

Motivation for Committing to Wellness While Fighting Cancer

November 28th 2022

For some, sticking to healthy habits can be difficult, but when I was going through cancer, I felt that my life depended on it.

You Are Not Alone: The Sarcoma Alliance as a Patient Advocate

November 22nd 2022

A nonprofit organization aims to connect patients, caregivers and loved ones affected by sarcoma while educating those about the rare cancer.

‘Star Trek’ Actors Team Up for Cancer Research, Michelle Obama Meets a Sarcoma Survivor and More

November 18th 2022

From “Star Trek” actors supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network to Michelle Obama meeting with a sarcoma survivor and an update on Jane Fonda’s cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Advances in Sarcoma Treatment and Future Directions

November 17th 2022

An expert writes about his experience as a sarcoma medical oncologist and how the field may progress with several therapies in the pipeline.

Receiving a Cancer Diagnosis Worlds Away

November 17th 2022

Brandi Benson was thousands of miles away from home serving in the military when she received her cancer diagnosis. Today she advises others going through their own journey to not give up.

Veteran Offers Advice to Other Military Personnel With Cancer: ‘There’s Nothing Worse Than Trying to Tough It Out’

November 11th 2022

After being diagnosed with sarcoma while deployed overseas, military veteran Brandi Benson realized the importance of speaking up about health complications.

Cancer Is Sometimes a Social Crutch in Conversations, But Should It Be?

November 7th 2022

For years, many of my conversations have revolved around my cancer. Now that I’m in the survivorship phase, I’m trying to be more mindful of these interactions.

Going Through Cancer as a Young Adult Shaped My Outlook on Life

October 30th 2022

I went through two grueling bouts of cancer when I was a young adult, which drastically shaped my life.

From Pain to Gain: My Family Moved Away After My Cancer, But It All Worked Out

October 18th 2022

After my cancer diagnosis, my family moved to Florida, which upset me at first, but ended up being a good thing.

Coping With a Disappointing Response to My Cancer Story

September 30th 2022

Writing about my cancer was cathartic for me, but my loved ones had a tough time reading it.

Shining a Spotlight on What Lies in the Shadows of Cancer

September 23rd 2022

From a rare malignancy to sexual dysfunction, this special issue explores some of the less talked about aspects of cancer.

How I’ll Handle My Emotions as I Rebuild My Life After Cancer

September 15th 2022

Here’s how I plan to handle sadness, anger, loneliness, regret and guilt that comes with rebuilding my life after cancer.

A Fond Farewell to My Rockstar Cancer Surgeon

September 5th 2022

My cancer surgeon is retiring. Here’s a fond farewell to the man who saved my life — multiple times.

Setbacks Happen While Rebuilding Life After Cancer, But I Control What’s Next

August 29th 2022

I'm no longer the "helpless patient with cancer," though sometimes I need a reminder to keep myself in check.

A Look at Mindset, Optimism in Life After Cancer

August 16th 2022

As I recover from the traumatic effects of cancer, I’m realizing that success has much to do with mindset and optimism.

Imfinzi-Novel Drug Combination Elicits Effective Responses in a Group of Patients With Metastatic Sarcomas

August 10th 2022

Treatment with a combination of Imfinzi and the novel drug tremelimumab demonstrated promising results in certain patients with advanced or metastatic sarcoma, which are rare cancers of the bone and soft tissue.

Leukemia Survivor Meets Country Music Singer Luke Combs, Sarcoma Nonprofit to Honor Minecraft YouTube Celebrity Technoblade and More

August 5th 2022

From the late YouTuber “Technoblade” being honored by the Sarcoma Foundation of America to a country singer making a leukemia survivor’s dreams come true, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Parallels Between the Psychology of Money and Life After Cancer

August 4th 2022

I recently read a book about the psychology of money, and actually related much of the content to my life after osteosarcoma.

Emotions Are High After Receiving Good Cancer-Related News

July 26th 2022

My oncology team and I decided that it was OK to decrease the frequency of cancer-related scans, leaving me both relieved and nervous.

Sarcoma Deserves More Attention in the Spotlight

July 20th 2022

Even in the public health shadows of the more common cancers like breast cancer, for the few but strong patients with a sarcoma diagnosis, we are obligated to spread awareness, restore hope and with specialist care, ensure the best possible outcomes.

Diet Was One Thing I Was Able to Control When Facing Cancer

July 11th 2022

After being diagnosed with cancer, I took a hard look at what I was eating and made some positive changes.

Cancer Boosted My Empathy, But Anger Is Starting to Rear Its Head

June 27th 2022

After cancer, I now have more empathy for people going through health crises, though when I see others posting inspirational stories on social media, I can’t help but to wonder how much strife they have actually been through.

Adolescents and Young Adults With Sarcoma ‘Urgently Need’ Better Education on Risks of Opioid Misuse

June 16th 2022

Adolescents and young adults with sarcoma, a group of cancers that begin in the bone and soft tissue, need more education regarding chronic pain management and opioid addiction, according to a group of researchers.