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Skin Care During Radiation Therapy

Learn how to prevent and manage skin related side effects from radiation therapy.

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At-home Genetic Testing may be Convenient, but it isn’t Complete

At-home genetics kits that reveal information about the risk of developing certain cancers may represent a risky step in our on-demand culture.

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Olivia Newton-John: Living to Thrive

Olivia Newton-John embraced the busy life that allowed her to be an advocate, a performer, and a force for positive change.

Cancer survivors face fear of recurrence, ongoing side effects from treatment, emotional distress, and ongoing financial issues. Facing these challenges at a time when family and friends might assume that the most difficult stage of the journey has been completed can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and guilty for continuing to struggle at a time when they are expected to thrive. Every patient should have a survivorship care plan summarizing their history to help them and their providers bridge the gap between active treatment and long-term recovery. Access to resources covering the transition from active treatment to recovery including surveillance for cancer recurrence, support for late side effects of treatment, risk reduction and screening for second cancers, and psychosocial, and financial support are the critical for successful survivorship.