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The 6 Words My Oncologist Said That Gave Me Hope

May 26th 2022

When I was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, I was comforted by a simple phrase my oncologist told my husband.

Investigators Launch Study to Review Novel Cancer Vaccine in Patients With Advanced Solid Tumors

May 26th 2022

A clinical trial just launched to study Vaxinia — a novel cancer vaccine — in patients with previously treated advanced solid tumors.

The 'Breast' Oncology Nurse

May 26th 2022

Tears flowed as I perfected the art of a quiet, polite breakdown, and then my amazing oncology case manager nurse, Stacey Patterson, B.S.N., RN, OCN, appeared.

Will My Daughter Be a Triple-Positive Breast Cancer Pioneer?

May 25th 2022

I haven’t seen many 10-year triple-positive breast cancer survivors in my online support groups, but I can’t help but wonder: will my daughter be the one?

PGA Tour Golfer Justin Thomas Urges People to Check for Melanoma, ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘As the World Turns’ Actress Marnie Schulenburg Dies from Cancer and More

May 20th 2022

From PGA Tour golfer Justin Thomas’ new sun-protection line to soap opera actress Marnie Schulenburg’s breast cancer death and the first child to receive CAR-T cell therapy celebrating 10 years cancer-free, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

My Experiences With My Cancer Support Systems Were Unfortunate

May 19th 2022

When you put your feelings out there in cancer support groups — be it in-person or virtual — you’re opening your ideas up to others’ interpretation, and some might not like what you have to say.

Cancer Centers Need a Room for Rage

May 19th 2022

Anger is a reaction to injustice, which cancer certainly is. Sometimes I wished there was a place in the cancer treatment centers to let that rage out.

Cancer Trial Hopes to Find New Patient Populations That Will Respond to Already-Approved Drugs

May 19th 2022

The Strata PATH trial will use a novel testing strategy to determine if certain patients with solid tumors can benefit from already-approved therapies.

My Family Tree Has Been Hit Hard by Cancer

May 18th 2022

When my brother was diagnosed with cancer, I faced challenges of reliving my own journey while trying to help him know what to expect.

The Alphabet Soup of Medicare Is so Confusing

May 17th 2022

From Plan A and B to “donut coverage,” choosing a Medicare plan is frustrating — especially when considering the costs of a cancer diagnosis.

The Start to Rolling the Dice After my Cancer Diagnosis

May 12th 2022

I was never a gambler … that is, until I was diagnosed with cancer.

Talzenna-Novel Drug Combo Continues to Be Studied in Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

May 12th 2022

Findings from an early-stage trial assessing Talzenna in combination with a novel drug, known as ZEN-3694, have led the manufacturer to initiate a later-stage study in patients with triple-negative breast cancer.

The Search for a Post-Mastectomy Swimsuit Can Be as Puzzling as Wordle

May 12th 2022

Finding a swimsuit if you have not chosen reconstruction after breast cancer can be a challenge, but there are many ways to find what best works for you.

FDA’s Extension of Lynparza Approval an ‘Exciting Thing’ for Certain Patients With Breast Cancer

May 11th 2022

The FDA’s extended approval of Lynparza, according to an expert, gives patients with early-stage, high-risk breast cancer a reasonable treatment option to consider.

When Old Friends Ask How Things Are With My Family, I Avoid Talking About Our Cancer Experience

May 11th 2022

Should I mention my daughter’s cancer diagnosis, or keep people blissfully unaware, and say that we’re all doing fine?

One-of-a-Kind Cancer Care Across 1,000 Miles

May 11th 2022

While one woman always assumed her aunt Judy provided excellent cancer care, she learned it firsthand upon her own diagnosis.

Extraordinary Oncology Nurse, Extraordinary Person

May 7th 2022

Donna MacDonald, B.S.N., RN, OCN, CCM, goes beyond her duties as a nurse to advocate and support her patients.

For Mother’s Day, I’m Hoping to Help Prevent Hereditary Cancer

May 6th 2022

With Mother’s Day upon us, I’m advocating for better genetic cancer screening so that no more children are motherless on this day.

‘Leave It to Beaver’ Star Announces Cancer Diagnosis, Woman Receives Prison Sentence for Faking Cancer Treatment to Collect Donations and More

May 6th 2022

From “Leave It to Beaver” actor Tony Dow revealing his cancer diagnosis to a woman faking a cancer diagnosis to collect $100,000 in donations and a European soccer star finishing treatment, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

FDA Approves Enhertu for Subset of Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer

May 5th 2022

The FDA’s approval of Enhertu in this setting, according to an expert, marks an important milestone and will allow patients with unresectable or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer to be treated in an earlier line, with the possibility of delaying disease progression.

I Had No Clue My Cancer Would Be So Hard on My Kid

May 4th 2022

Nobody prepared me for the hardest part of my cancer experience — the toll it would have on my 6-year-old son.

Kisqali Combo Allows Patients With Advanced Breast Cancer to Live Longer, With ‘More Quality Time’

May 4th 2022

Updated trial results showed that the use of Kisqali plus fulvestrant was associated with an approximate 33% decrease in risk of death for women with HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer.

Hot Weather, Hot Flashes, Hot Mess: Dealing With Cancer-Related Hot Flashes in the Summer Months

May 3rd 2022

I used to love spending time outdoors during the warm weather, but when I started getting hot flashes after my cancer-related oophorectomy, enjoying hot days got a bit trickier.

Is My Drinking Water Carcinogenic Now, Too?

May 3rd 2022

Since being diagnosed with breast cancer, I’ve been vigilant about reading the labels of items I buy to see if they contain carcinogens, but I never thought about the potential chemicals in my drinking water... until recently.

A Quiet Hero for Patients With Cancer

April 29th 2022

Not only have Margaret Campbell's, own patients benefited from her dedication, but so many patients in the United States and around the world have access to better treatments due to her contributions.

Osteosarcoma Survivor With Leg Amputation Models for Popular Fashion Brands, Oasis Guitarist Receives Cancer Diagnosis and More

April 29th 2022

From an osteosarcoma survivor modeling inclusivity in the fashion world to rock guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs being diagnosed with cancer, here’s what’s happening in the cancer space this week.

Enhertu Granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Unresectable/Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment

April 28th 2022

After Enhertu showed promising clinical trial results, the Food and Drug Administration agreed to speed up the development and review of the drug for certain patients with unresectable or metastatic breast cancer.

10 Things That Helped Me Show Up for Chemo As My Best Self

April 27th 2022

From my “game-day uniform” to a playlist that made me feel ready to seize the day, here’s what helped me prepare for my days in cancer treatment.

Until Sugar Is Definitely Linked to ‘Feeding Cancer,’ We’ll Celebrate Birthdays With Cake

April 26th 2022

If there was a certain diet that could prevent my daughter from going through the perils of chemotherapy, she’d do it in a heartbeat. But science doesn’t back the sugar-feeds-cancer myth.

Depicting the Grind of Cancer Through Art: How Deconstructing the Disease Led a Mother to Own Her Diagnosis

April 26th 2022

Alex Mallonee has found it inspiring to depict his mother’s journey with breast cancer through art, and hopes others affected by cancer will feel the same.