Young Survivor Profile: Kirby Jamail (December 29, 2014)

Houston, Texas, native Kirby Ja­mail was diagnosed with Stage III, triple-negative breast cancer in August 2013 at age 28. A fitness instructor, Kirby had just moved out on her own at the time and was... Continue Reading

Young and Newly Diagnosed With Cancer? (December 29, 2014)

Think about Fertility. Some women find that cancer treatment affects or damages their fertility. For some of these women, once treatment ends, natural conception and childbearing are no longer options.... Continue Reading

Q&A: Young Women and Breast Cancer (December 29, 2014)

When young women receive a breast cancer diagnosis, they face unique medical and psychosocial challenges. Here Ann Partridge, MD, MPH, founder and director of the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer;... Continue Reading

Teen Cancer America (December 28, 2014)

A hospital can be a lonely place for a young adult diagnosed with cancer; this organization is working to create spaces for connection and comfort in hospitals where teens are treated and raising awareness... Continue Reading

A Call for Connection (December 22, 2014)

Q&A with Karen Fasciano, PsyD Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Hospitals and providers serving adoles­cent and young adult cancer patients are increasingly recognizing the vital role that connecting with... Continue Reading

Truth Teller (December 22, 2014)

When a young cancer patient felt alone, she made the decision to share her story and found a world of support illuminated in her light. By Diana Price Sleika Jaouad is liv­ing her dream. At 25 she is... Continue Reading

Connecting On Campus for A Cure (December 22, 2014)

Students, faculty, and staff come together to raise awareness of breast cancer. What happens when thou­sands of impassioned college students, faculty, staff, healthcare professionals, and breast cancer... Continue Reading

Stupid Cancer (December 22, 2014)

A pioneer in connecting young adults diagnosed with cancer, Stupid Cancer continues to raise the bar as a go-to resource for young adult cancer patients seeking community. One of the major hurdles that... Continue Reading

Get the Facts… and a Better Mammogram (December 8, 2014)

Controversy about the value of mammography and different screening guidelines in the news have left many women confused; learn the facts about this important diagnostic tool. By Elizabeth Chabner Thompson,... Continue Reading

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Health Issue (December 8, 2014)

Alzheimer’s affects more women than men, making education and awareness an essential part of your health plan. By Mia James Although Alzheimer’s disease affects both men and women, the condition is... Continue Reading

AYA Q&A (December 8, 2014)

Brandon Hayes-Lattin, MD Medical Director Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program Oregon Health & Science University Knight Cancer Institute Q. Cancer is the leading cause of death among young... Continue Reading

Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer: An Overview (December 8, 2014)

By Jennifer Maxon, RN, BSN In the land­scape of life experience, it is pretty clear that ages 15 to 39 rep­resent a transformative time—a time of tran­sition from childhood to adulthood; a period... Continue Reading

Get the Glow (November 24, 2014)

Pregnancy can sometimes cause acne to flair, but a good skin care routine and safe, effective treatment can provide relief. By Jonette Elizabeth Keri, MD, PhD, FAAD Associate Professor of Dermatology and... Continue Reading

Every Mother Counts (November 24, 2014)

Maternal health in the United States and abroad is the focus of this organization dedicated to ensuring that mothers everywhere have access to high-quality care during pregnancy and delivery. By Diana... Continue Reading

Managing Your Finances in the Face of Illness (November 24, 2014)

Monitoring the financial transactions that accompany any medical challenge can require vigilance, but the long-term benefit of remaining financially secure is worth the extra effort. By Sarah O’Leary When... Continue Reading

Understanding Hospice Care and Medicare Coverage (November 24, 2014)

By Ron Pollack Executive Director, Families USA What Is Hospice Care? Hospice care is a program of care and support for patients who are terminally ill. These patients may no longer want to try to cure... Continue Reading

Spiritual Practice Makes Perfect (November 10, 2014)

Commit to a daily spiritual practice and feel the peace. Practice makes perfect—or so the saying goes. There really is no such thing as perfection, but there is some truth to the proverb. When we practice,... Continue Reading

Is Your Relationship Haunted? (November 10, 2014)

Understanding how past experiences can influence the tone and the prog­ress of your current relationship can help you share and grow. By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Have you ever noticed that... Continue Reading

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