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June 2022 Vol 8 No 3

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.
Medulloblastoma Is a Beast
Patient StoriesBrain CancerPediatric Cancer
What started as persistent headaches for Emily Dulworth soon turned into vomiting, double vision, and a diagnosis of medulloblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer in children and adolescents.
What Does Cancer “Feel” Like? Feeling Hollow Inside, but Wearing a Smile
Family MembersCaregiversMelanoma
Christine Tabery digs deep into the emotional landscape of dealing with cancer as a caregiver to her husband, who has metastatic melanoma; feeling everything he feels just as if it were happening to her.
Living My Life While Dealing with Multiple Myeloma
Patient StoriesMultiple Myeloma
Thomas Goode always worked out; when he felt an excruciating pain on his left side one day working out, he knew something was wrong and visited a surgeon. After terrible back pain months later and another x-ray and MRI, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma.
Things They Often Don’t Tell You About Breast Cancer
Breast CancerPatient Advocacy
Diagnosed with stage II breast cancer at age 45, Lauren Schultz found herself having to navigate a new world she knew nothing about. Here, she gives specific tips she had to learn the hard way.
The Impact of Cancer on Male Sexuality: A Conversation with Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN
Sexuality & CancerMen's HealthSide-Effects Management
Sexuality counselor Anne Katz offers her expertise and advice for male patients with cancer who have sexual issues and relationship challenges as a result of their diagnosis.
Notes for Tomorrow
SurvivorshipWellness Corner
Tricia Tennesen, whose father passed away from colon cancer at age 60, describes her mindset in dealing with her stage IIA breast cancer diagnosis as she manages the tricky balance of anxiety, hopes, and dreams.
Thank You CONQUER Magazine for a Great Article
Letters to the EditorMultiple Myeloma
Sally K. Koski, PhD, RN, expresses her gratitude to CONQUER magazine for the very informative article, “Multiple Myeloma: Navigating the First 90 Days,” which was featured in the April 2022 issue.
Spotting Cancer Scams and Shams: Watch for Partial Truths & Overpromises
Cancer Misinformation/MythsSurvivorship
Today, we even use Internet as a stand-in for doctors and medical advice. Dr Forrestal provides sure-fire advise on how to know when sources are trustworthy, and how to spot misleading claims, scams, and false information.
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