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June 2022 Vol 8 No 3

The Anxiety of Losing Dad to Cancer
Family MembersCaregivers
Yasmina Rebani-Lee lost her dad after a 3-year battle with metastatic colon cancer. She describes how his battle affected her and her family’s anxiety and general well-being.
The Face of the Newly Diagnosed Patient with Cancer
Art Therapy
Mehrshad Fekri’s family has a history of breast cancer, and he is involved in cancer research himself. His 2 paintings, featured here, are meant to show the initial shock and stress of being diagnosed with cancer.
Put Down That Drink to Elevate Your Health: Alcohol Increases Cancer Risk
Alcohol & CancerPreventionSurvivorship
Alcohol doesn’t have the stigma that cigarettes do regarding the carcinogenic effects of drinking, but the link between alcohol and cancer is something people need to become more aware of.
Knitting as Medicine
SurvivorshipArt Therapy
Rita Schunk is still knitting prayer shawls almost 10 years after her breast cancer diagnosis, giving comfort to other people through an act that puts her physical energy to use and mind at ease.
Why Cancer Survivors Should Get Screened for Other Cancers
Cancer ScreeningPreventionSurvivorship
People diagnosed with one type of cancer are at an increased risk of having a second cancer later on, explains Dr. Edith Mitchell, highlighting the importance of continued cancer screenings.
Targeting a Better Future for Patients with Multiple Myeloma
Multiple MyelomaPatient Stories
Christopher Greklek competed in Ironman races and was shocked when he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He describes being in and out of remission repeatedly, citing a program seeking to improve patient options.
Glioblastoma: A Challenging Brain Cancer with New Hope
Brain Cancer
Dr. Noam Emanuel explains the symptoms of Glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive type of brain cancer in adults, exploring current and new treatments for patients.
Contact a Myeloma Coach Through the Myeloma Crowd
Patient AdvocacyMultiple Myeloma
Sally Torgeson explains how a myeloma coach can help newly diagnosed patients with the vast array of information, emotional, and financial demands of this type of blood cancer.
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