Hope, Inspiration & Support

When Good Cells Go Bad (February 20, 2017)

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Cancer. The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,”... Continue Reading

Lung Cancer Treatment Gets Personal (January 29, 2017)

Recent advances highlight the power of precision medicine. By Charles H. Weaver, MD Recently, there have been more exciting new approaches to managing non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) than at any time... Continue Reading

Defying Age… And Cancer? (December 22, 2016)

Certain new anti-aging skin treatments may have cancer prevention benefits. By Heather Stringer At 45 Rose Heller was the picture of health. The Fort Smith, Arkansas, resident cycled 200 miles per week,... Continue Reading

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (December 15, 2016)

Cancer Connect MPN Community Cancer Connect MPNCommunity provides current, comprehensive, reliable information on PV, ET, and MF and a community where Multiple Myeloma cancer patients can exchange information... Continue Reading

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Progress and Hope (December 15, 2016)

By Jennifer Murar-Maxon, RN, BSN As cancer treatment enters a new era of personalized medi­cine, progress and hope have become a new mantra for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). For... Continue Reading

Personalized Medicine: Access Is Power (December 1, 2016)

Personalized medicine has the potential to save women’s lives, but not if they can’t access it. By Stacey L. Worthy, Esq. One of the most exciting advances in health­care is the growing field of personal­ized... Continue Reading

Unmasking the Genetics of Early Heart Disease (November 30, 2016)

Catching familial hypercholesterolemia early can save lives  By Heather Stringer Katherine Wilemon was 15 when she discovered that she was living with extremely high cholesterol levels in her blood. At... Continue Reading

Proud Purpose: Q&A with Joan Lunden (November 18, 2016)

Joan Lunden shares her personal perspective on how a cancer diagnosis has propelled her to become an advocate for cancer survivors and to recommit to health and wellness in her own life. As an award-winning... Continue Reading

Voices of Value: Lisa Goldman (November 18, 2016)

An all-too-common symptom of a delayed lung cancer diagnosis has spurred one patient to lend her voice to patient advocacy efforts. By Terry Wilcox In October 2013 Lisa Goldman went to the doctor because... Continue Reading

It’s in the Genes: Genetic Testing Tutorial (November 9, 2016)

Advances in genetic testing are offering women more information than ever before about their genetic makeup and are providing opportunities for empowered decision making related to a wide range of health... Continue Reading

Cancer Survivorship: Insomnia and Sleep Disturbance (October 27, 2016)

By Barrie Cassileth, MS, PhD Many cancer patients face sleep problems, such as difficulty fall­ing asleep, frequent nighttime waking, rising too early in the morning, or excessive sleeping during the... Continue Reading

What Every Woman Should Know about Prostate Cancer (October 27, 2016)

Become an empowered partner by learning about this common cancer type. By John Leifer If you are like most American women, chances are you serve as the key decision-maker when it comes to the health of... Continue Reading

Faces of Hope: Ovarian Cancer Advocates Speak Out (September 8, 2016)

Ovarian cancer survivors share their stories to provide inspiration and en­courage awareness of early detection. For many years ovarian cancer has been referred to as “the silent killer” due to its... Continue Reading

Finding Balance: Scenes from a Family (September 8, 2016)

For many women, juggling professional success and family life presents challenges. Bringing home the skills that serve you in the workplace might just help you organize your life at home. By Sarah Shaw,... Continue Reading

Get a Second Opinion: Seek, Listen, Learn (September 8, 2016)

If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion will allow you to learn more about your cancer type and make truly informed decisions about treatment. By Charles H Weaver, MD Getting a... Continue Reading

Advances offer Promise for Multiple Myeloma Patients (September 1, 2016)

With a growing number of treatment options, the out­look is improving for patients with this blood cancer. By Mia James Una Wilson initially thought that the early signs of multiple my­eloma (MM) were... Continue Reading

Writing the Narrative of Illness (September 1, 2016)

The practice of writing can be a valuable therapeutic tool in the face of illness and trauma. By Judith Hannan We are made up of stories. The stories we tell ourselves be­come who we are. We are certain... Continue Reading

Compliments: Accept the Gift with Grace (September 1, 2016)

By Denise King Gillingham, LMSW, ACC, CPM Why is it so hard to listen to nice things about yourself? It seems like it should be so easy—and enjoyable—but many of us react to compliments in ways that... Continue Reading

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