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Issue Introductions

Turning Knowledge Into Action
Issue Introductions
Lillie Shockney introduces the June issue, which features articles on misinformation in cancer, the link between alcohol and cancer, sexuality and cancer, and patient stories related to brain cancer, multiple myeloma, melanoma, and more.
Fighting Fear with Information and Knowledge
Issue Introductions
A thread that runs through this issue is how emotions are driven by fear, and how empowering yourself with information is your best bet for beating the paralyzing fear that comes with a cancer diagnosis.
Financial Support for Patients with Cancer
Issue Introductions
Most pharmaceutical companies today are providing financial assistance for their cancer drugs, as do nonprofit foundations and advocacy organizations. This 2022 Guide is organized by cancer type, listing the drugs prescribed for each type of cancer, so you could go directly to the section relevant to your treatment.
Facing Cancer Head-On
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This February 2022 issue covers many bases, from a heartbreaking story of a mother who swims to honor her 14-year-old daughter’s last wish before dying of bone cancer, to hospice and end-of-life care, to dealing with emotional stress, and more.
Set New Life Goals
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The December 2021 issue of CONQUER magazine is focused on prostate cancer and men’s attitude toward health. In her introduction, Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, highlights men’s reluctance to open up to others and their tendency to hide any sign of vulnerability, hindering discussions about their health and preventing emotional healing.
Looking at Lung Cancer without Stigma
Lung CancerIssue Introductions
In her introduction to this special issue on Lung Cancer, Lillie emphasizes that we need to inspire and help people to stop smoking, and get rid of the overall stigma surrounding this disease.
Shades of Pink
Issue IntroductionsBreast Cancer
In her introduction to the October issue, coinciding with the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lillie D. Shockney reflects on her own breast cancer experience and urges people to tell their loved ones to schedule screening mammograms.
Many Treatment Options, Many Goals of Care—Which Are Right for You?
Breast CancerIssue Introductions
When it comes to treatments for breast cancer, one size doesn’t fit all. Here’s what you need to know about ensuring personalized treatment.
The Other Side of Cancer
Issue Introductions
Lillie Shockney gives a rundown of the inspiring articles and features included in the August 2021 issue, including stories of patients’ experience during the COVID-19 pandemic or “Covid cancer,” mental health, brain cancer, and a close look at caregivers.
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