Spring / Summer 2010
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Spring / Summer 2010

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Editor's Letter
The Way Forward
By Jessica Gorman

Many aspects of life with cancer have improved in the last 20 years, but too much remains the same.

Readers Respond

CR readers write about caregivers who advocated on their behalf.

Cancer Update
Soy Safety
By Ibby Caputo

Soy may be a healthy addition to the diets of women who have breast cancer.

Cancer Update
Remembrance: Randi Rosenberg
By Sue Rochman

Young cancer survivors lose a champion.

Cancer Update
A Bad Start
By Alanna Kennedy

New research confirms that children exposed to secondhand smoke are at higher risk of lung cancer.

Cancer Update
Timing Is Everything
By Wendy Wolfson

Many doctors delay discussions of end-of-life wishes.

First Person
Too Scared to Not Get a Mammogram?
By Jenny Song

A young woman weighs the pros and cons of mammography.

A Friend Indeed
By Hester Hill Schnipper

When a friend is diagnosed with cancer, it’s hard to figure out the right thing to say or do. Turn here for some tips.

First Person
Cancer and Community
By Bob Riter

A male breast cancer survivor gains support and strength from an unexpectedly wide community of survivors.

Taking the Lead
By Pamela Ferdinand

Medical reporter and cancer survivor Dina Bair runs, dances and rappels off buildings—all in the name of promoting health awareness.

Your Health
A Step (or Leap, or Jump, or Stretch) in the Right Direction
By Rabiya S. Tuma

Regular exercise may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer recurrence and death. And you don’t need to run a marathon.

Cancer in America
The Culture and Cancer of Rural Poverty
By Sue Rochman

Appalachia has the highest rate of cancer deaths in the country. But thoughtful partnerships among researchers and local citizens are improving cancer care.

Elephant Tales
By Alex Stone

Oncology social worker Les Gallo-Silver has spent his career helping patients and their families. Now this cancer survivor is teaching the next generation of cancer social workers.

The Molecules That Make Your Cancer Your Own
By Stephen Ornes

Scientists are unlocking the molecular secrets of cancer cells and using this information to improve and individualize patient treatment and care.

Yesterday & Today
American Eyewitness
By Corinna Wu

One of Dorothea Lange’s photographs became the iconic image of the Great Depression, but it wasn’t until after her death from esophageal cancer that she gained widespread recognition for her work.

Life With Cancer
Cancer Screening Conundrum
By Regina Nuzzo

Controversy surrounds new cancer screening guidelines.

Life With Cancer
By Alanna Kennedy

A young cancer survivor moves forward.

Life With Cancer
Advocate Q&A: Tackling a Rare Cancer
By Alanna Kennedy

Cancer survivor Josh Sommer turned his rare cancer diagnosis into a research advocacy organization.

Self Portrait
Rad the Magic Dragon

Creating cancer-themed art helped a prostate cancer patient manage the stress and side effects of treatment.

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