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  • July/August 2012 Issue

    July/August 2012 Issue

    FEATURES Asking for and Receiving Help Many cancer survivors wish to remain independent and battle the disease privately, and that’s great, but don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Because at some point, you probably will. 25 Ways Someone Can Help You When people learn of your diagnosis, many will ask [...]

  • March / April 2012 Issue

    March / April 2012 Issue

    Features: A Triple Threat: Fighting Cancer with Mind, Body & Support Taking a look at three major components—biological, psychological and sociological—that will help cancer patients achieve the best possible outcome. 25 Ways Someone Can Help You When people ask what they can do to help, consult this checklist for some quick, easy and helpful tasks. [...]

  • January / February 2012 Issue

    January / February 2012 Issue

    FEATURES What Cancer Can’t Do For all the fear, confusion and frustration cancer can bring to our lives, there are still many things cancer can’t do to us—unless we let it. 10 Myths About Cancer Cancer can take on this larger-than-life persona, creating plenty of untruths to go with it. We’re Here to Help You [...]

  • Fighting Cancer Long Before he was Diagnosed

    Stuart Scott

    Dear Cancer, You want a fight? You picked the right guy, because I’ll throw hands with you all day long. Anyone who has watched ESPN in the last decade has likely seen Stuart Scott, the ultra-popular on-air personality known for his quick wit and hip catchphrases. He was the perfect choice to be one of [...]

  • November / December 2011 Issue

    November / December 2011 Issue

    FEATURES Picking a Fight with Cancer People often view cancer as this opponent who is trying to harm them, so make sure you do everything possible to win this battle. Integrating Assistance A list of activities that can assist you during treatments. Grieving During the Holidays It is supposed to be the most wonderful time [...]

  • September / October Issue

    September / October Issue

    COVER STORY Clinical trials are an incredibly valuable tool for researchers and physicians as they continue to make headway in the battle against cancer. For patients, these trials are much more than desperate actions to try when nothing else is working. We’ll take a look at the stigma surrounding clinical trials and let you know [...]

July/August 2012 Issue

July/August 2012 Issue

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

FEATURES Asking for and Receiving Help Many cancer survivors wish to remain independent and battle the disease privately, and that’s great, but don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Because at some point, you probably will. 25 Ways Someone Can Help You When people learn of your diagnosis, many will ask [...]

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We’re All in This Together

We’re All in This Together

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

We can’t run or hide. Cancer is everywhere. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected by this disease. As president and CEO of Cornucopia Cancer Support Center, and a member of Touched by Cancer’s editorial advisory board, cancer is what I do. And on a personal level, my sister is a cancer survivor, and [...]

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Advances in Prostate Cancer Offer New Hope

Advances in Prostate Cancer Offer New Hope

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

A common saying regarding prostate cancer is that patients will “die with prostate cancer, but not from it.” This is largely true for the majority of the approximately 200,000 new cases diagnosed yearly in the United States, but the prognosis is quite different among patients with advanced and metastatic prostate cancer. Of these cases, a [...]

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Asking For and Receiving Help

Asking For and Receiving Help

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

“What can I do to help?” That’s a question you’ll hear often when you share the news of a cancer diagnosis. But it’s surprisingly hard to answer when your mind is whirling with shock, anxiety and complex medical data. Right after your diagnosis, all the concern and questions don’t make you feel better—they make you [...]

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Integrating Integrative Medicine

Integrating Integrative Medicine

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Rather than writing another straightforward article that deals with complementary therapy this month, I thought it would be constructive to look at it from the practical side—by creating a fictional patient. Hopefully by looking at her and seeing how she integrated complementary therapies into her conventional care, it will give you some ideas as to [...]

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The Voice

The Voice

August 3, 2012 | Comments (1)

Whether in combat during Desert Storm or running a successful consulting business, Joseph Barto III is a man used to being in charge—a leader both by nature and by training. He is greatly respected and admired among those who know him, both personally and professionally. During his long military career, Joe spent much of his [...]

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Keeper of the Flame

Keeper of the Flame

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

We’re talking with Frank McCann—the only director the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic has known in its 19-year history—but there’s another presence in the room, and it is almost palpable. It’s Jim Valvano himself, the former N.C. State men’s basketball coach, famous locally (and among sports enthusiasts) for leading the Wolfpack to a 1983 national [...]

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Pretty Amazing

Pretty Amazing

August 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

When you sit down to hear a doctor’s tale—informed there will be stories about how things were in the old days, firsthand accounts of medicine’s progress and insight as to what was involved in developing all the fancy technology that now exists—most would conjure up that image of the small-town gentleman doctor wearing a drape-cut [...]

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childhood cancer

Definitely Maybe

June 13, 2012 | Comments (1)

To say that raising kids denotes 18-plus years of uncertainty is an understatement. Will they grow up to be well-adjusted? Will they bring home friends that I approve of? Will the school system reassign them to a new school for the third time before the fifth grade? Perhaps the most uncertainty I’ve faced as a [...]

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The Voice of Hope

The Voice of Hope

June 13, 2012 | Comments (0)

To say that cancer—and medicine overall—is big business is a gross understatement. The National Institutes of Health estimates the United States will spend around $130 billion on cancer treatments alone this year—a number that is expected to climb to as high as $207 billion by 2020. And that’s just for treatment. That doesn’t account for [...]

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