Spring 2009
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Spring 2009

Spring 2009 Cover Volume No. 4, Issue No. 2
A Letter From CR's Editor
Reclaiming Words, Reclaiming Metaphors
By Gwen Darien

CR's editor-in-chief talks about hope and faith as a cancer survivor.

Letters
Readers Respond

CR's readers share how they told their children about their cancer diagnosis.

Cancer Update
The High Costs of Cancer Mortality
By Hannah Hoag

The cost of cancer includes more than the dollars spent on diagnostic tests, medical care and research.

Cancer Update
Survivorship Planning
By Kevin Begos

A new online tool helps survivors plan for their post-treatment care.

Cancer Update
Half-Baked Tanning Laws
By Lisa Seachrist Chiu

Despite legislative efforts to end indoor tanning by minors, teens are just as likely as ever to visit the tanning salon.

Current Issues
Gut Check
By Sue Rochman

Just how useful is colonoscopy for decreasing cancer deaths?

Our Children
Quiet Saturdays
By Scott Kennedy

After losing his son to cancer, a father shares his sorrow.

Profile
Life Behind the Lens
By Dwight Adams

Julia Reichert began work on a film about children with cancer after her daughter’s treatment for lymphoma. Eight years later, while her film A Lion in the House was premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, Reichert faced her own cancer diagnosis.

Perspectives
Journeying With Hope
By Damaris Christensen

Life doesn't come with directions, but the experiences of other survivors can be a much-needed guide for patients confronting cancer and life beyond.

Profile
Personalized Medicine
By Kevin Begos

His own personal struggles pushed Lodovico Balducci toward the field of geriatric oncology. Today, he cares for his patients like a small-town doctor.

Challenges
An Imperfect Substitute
By Alexandra Goho

Ideally, all cancer drugs on the market would improve patient survival. In reality, evaluating other signs of a therapy’s effectiveness can get new drugs to patients sooner—but sometimes before the treatment’s benefit is clear.

Global Report
The Accidental Medical Tourist
By Cynthia Ryan

After an unexpected run-in with a bull, a breast cancer survivor found herself with a firsthand look at medical tourism and health care in India.

Yesterday & Today
America’s Funny Girl
By Jenny Song

Saturday Night Live’s Gilda Radner died 20 years ago this May. Her absence left the world a lot less funny—but with a greater awareness of the often-misdiagnosed cancer that took her life.

Life With Cancer
Weighty Matters
By Stephen Ornes

Knowing your body-mass index could help reduce your risk for cancer.

Life With Cancer
Cancerblog
By Alanna Kennedy

A cancer survivor who lost both a lung and leg to the disease talks about invisible disabilities.

Life With Cancer
Advocacy Action—Speaking Out for Others When Survivors Can’t Do It Themselves
By Susan Mantel

Advocates can speak up on behalf of cancers with poor survival rates.

Life With Cancer
What’s My Life, Anyway ... ?
By Cathrine Kellison

A colon cancer survivor isn't letting cancer define her life.

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