Fall 2009
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Fall 2009

Fall 2009 cover Volume No. 4, Issue No. 4

A Letter From CR's Editor
The Hope Map
By Gwen Darien

The path to recovery isn't always an easy route, but hope lights the way.

Cancer Update
Smoke Signals
By Alanna Kennedy

A new law gives the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to regulate tobacco.

Cancer Update
Childhood Cancer Late Effects
By Mitzi Baker

Research highlights the risk of second cancers among childhood cancer survivors.

Cancer Update
An Unexpected Disparity
By Jocelyn Selim

Researchers discover a connection between HPV and head and neck cancer disparities.

Perspectives
Coping With Tests
By Hester Hill Schnipper

Find ways to lessen the stress and anxiety of cancer tests.

Perspectives
Lines of Communication
By Cynthia Ryan

New technology allows for easier and instant communication, but be careful how you share bad news.

Profile
A Doctor’s Devotion
By Regina Nuzzo

Pediatric oncologist Aziza Shad is committed to helping childhood cancer patients overcome great odds and obstacles.

Perspectives
Dancing With Grace
By Damaris Christensen

For caregivers, coping with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis can require a delicate step.

Answers
Cracking Cancer’s Code
By Stephen Ornes

Researchers are looking to genetics for help in unlocking the secrets to better prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Challenges
Heart of the Matter
By Charlotte Huff

Some therapies that help patients survive cancer can have damaging effects on their hearts, but doctors are learning to identify and treat them.

Profile
Young at Heart
By Jenny Song

An avid biker, craftsman, statistician and Girl Scout volunteer, Donn Young doesn’t let advanced prostate cancer slow him down.

Life With Cancer
Facing the Financial Realities of Cancer
By Lisa Seachrist Chiu

Cancer treatment can be shockingly expensive even for families with insurance. Learn how to prepare for the costs.

Life With Cancer
Cancerblog
By Alanna Kennedy

A head and neck cancer survivor learned to accept and appreciate his family's support during treatment.

Life With Cancer
Advocate Q&A: Support for Young Adult Survivors
By Alanna Kennedy

An advocate helps young brain tumor survivors cope with the challenges of life after treatment.

Life With Cancer
Remembrance: M. Carolina Hinestrosa
By Alanna Kennedy

Breast cancer patient advocate M. Carolina Hinestrosa died on June 21.

Portrait
Atrophy
By Janine Wong

An artist used her craft to cope with her father's illness.

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