A Letter From CR's Editor
Something to Talk About
By Gwen Darien
When CR's editor-in-chief was diagnosed with cancer, her doctors didn't handle the news very well.
CR readers share what gives them hope in the face of cancer.
The High End Cost of Cancer
By Hannah Hoag
New research shows black and Hispanic cancer patients spend more on end-of-life care than white cancer patients.
Facing the Ultimate Deadline
By Ibby Caputo
A diagnosis of cancer gives a young woman a whole new understanding of deadline pressure.
In the Beginning
By Hester Hill Schnipper
The first days and weeks after a cancer diagnosis can be an emotional roller coaster. Here are some tips for getting through the ups and downs.
Healing From Hiroshima’s Ashes
By Laura Beil
As a child in Hiroshima, Japan, Ritsuko Komaki witnessed the devastating effects of radiation from the atomic bomb. Now a physician in the U.S., she uses radiation to help heal cancer patients.
Up Close and Personal
By Damaris Christensen
Oncologists and oncology nurses often cope with the painful aspects of their work by focusing on the joy in their jobs and the personal relationships they develop.
Yesterday & Today
The Beat Lives On
By Sue Rochman
Bob Marley brought reggae music into millions of lives before his life and legacy were cut short by melanoma in 1981. Have treatment options for melanoma patients changed since his death?
What Happens to a Donated Tumor?
By Stephen Ornes
Researchers and patients are hoping that millions of stored tumors hold the key to more personalized treatments, and even cures, for cancer.
Katia Fuso's Special Tumor
By Kevin Begos
A tumor removed from an Italian woman’s breast has helped researchers identify a gene that may help other cancer patients.
Delivering Bad News
By Charlotte Huff
Doctors are learning that there are better ways to discuss difficult news with their patients.
Service With a Smile
By Jenny Song
Elizabeth Cropper’s surgical oncologist asked one simple question that put the bladder cancer survivor at ease and reassured her she was in good hands.
Life With Cancer
Paying for Cancer
By Lisa Seachrist Chiu
Even for those with health insurance, the cost of cancer care can be overwhelming.
Life With Cancer
By Alanna Kennedy
A young mother writes about her body-image issues following her mastectomy.
By Matthew Starring
A senior at Emerson College in Boston explores his cancer journey in a one-man show.
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