In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the difficulty many people face with accepting help during cancer, why accepting help is important for both you and your loved ones, and tips for learning how to receive help.
Dr. Amy K. Siston discusses common sexual health concerns cancer survivors experience, including how cancer treatment can impact sexual health, coping with the emotional effects of cancer that can lead to sexual issues, and how survivors can get help.
Metastatic breast cancer survivor Reverend Tawana Davis, PhD, shares what it was like being diagnosed with advanced cancer, how she coped with treatment side effects, and how she is choosing to live with gratitude.
Survivor Rachael Kearney describes what it was like being diagnosed and treated for esophageal cancer, how she adjusted to the life changes her treatment brought, and how her cancer diagnosis led her to finding a new life purpose.
Psychologist and cancer survivor Dr. Cordelia Galgut shares what it’s like living with the fear of cancer recurrence, why the fear of recurrence is often misunderstood, and what survivors can do to cope.
Pancreatic cancer survivor Dr. Rachel Orgel describes what it was like being diagnosed with cancer as a teenager, how she coped with multiple recurrences, and how she navigated finding her new identity post-cancer.
Dr. Cristiane Decat Bergerot discusses what the fear of recurrence is, how it can impact adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, and ways that people can cope with the worry that the cancer will return after treatment.
Composer and multiple myeloma survivor Ed Hartman shares how having creative outlets like music and writing have helped him manage the mental and physical impacts of his cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Cancer survivor Eva Grayzel shares what it was like preparing for cancer treatment and the things that helped her endure treatment both physically and emotionally.
Cancer survivor Diane Mapes shares how recent changes to U.S. law means quicker delivery of test results for people diagnosed with cancer, why this direct access to medical reports can cause a different kind of “scanxiety,” and how to cope with uncertainty until you hear from your doctor.