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December 2022 Vol 8 No 6

Out with the Fear, In with the New
Issue Introductions
The December 2022 issue of CONQUER magazine focuses on men with cancer, from testicular to prostate cancer, and also features articles on mental health, managing side effects, and clinical trials.
The Shriek I Do Remember
Patient StoriesTesticular Cancer
Parsing through tough decades-old memories, Brian Sluga takes us through what it was like to be diagnosed with testicular cancer in his 20s and to end up on the other side as a survivor.
One Race at a Time: How a Cancer Diagnosis Strengthened My Life as an Accomplished Triathlete
Patient StoriesKidney Cancer
By 2012, Mike Morris has completed a triathlon in all 50 states. In 2015, he hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro. Then, a CT scan showed that he had metastatic renal-cell carcinoma that spread to his brain.
Prostate Cancer 101: What You Need to Know, What to Do, and When to Do It
Prostate CancerMen's Health
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men; roughly 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with it. Dr. Brooks offers important, practical information, including screening, for men about this all-too-common disease.
Managing versus Preventing Side Effects: What Is the Difference?
Side-Effects Management
Our own Lillie Shockney dives into the differences between managing and preventing treatment side effects, including the benefit of walking before radiation and how to deal with hair loss.
You Only Live T-W-I-C-E: A Cancer Warrior’s Motto
SurvivorshipLymphoma
Receiving a diagnosis of stage IIIB diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 26 at the start of COVID-19 meant that Steffi Ilagan had to sideline a lot of her plans. Her story illuminates the meaning of “T-W-I-C-E” when facing cancer.
Hand Lettering Helped During My Cancer Journey
Art Therapy
Sharon Frances found this type of painting and drawing to be a positive and creative way to give back to friends and family who helped her. She then started a nonprofit organization to assist those affected by cancer.
Putting the Word “Care” Back into Our Caregivers
CaregiversMental HealthMen's Health
Joe Bullock describes the love and support he received from his wife, who was his caregiver, after his stage IIIB colorectal cancer diagnosis, and how therapy and opening up helped his recovery.
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