Fall 2012

The fall issue of Women includes a special section covering ovarian cancer, including treatment and screening updates and survivor and advocacy profiles, along with informative and inspiring articles related to advances in breast cancer screening, breast cancer advocacy, hereditary disease, caregiving, and several nutrition features.

Features

Five Important Advances in Breast Cancer
How breast cancer patients are benefitting from a decade of progress
By Mia James
The Power of Perspective
A breast cancer survivor transforms a personal challenge into inspiration for others and commits to making a difference.
By Diana Price
Hereditary Illness
Understanding genetic legacy can help families manage risk or cope with inherited conditions.
By Mia James

Special Report: Ovarian Cancer

Screening • Survivor Stories • Treatment News

Update on Ovarian Cancer Screening and Diagnostic Tests
By Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD
Learning and Thriving In The Face Of Ovarian Cancer
Survivors describe the lessons they’ve learned and the many ways their lives have been transformed by their experiences with ovarian cancer.
Ovarian Germ Cell Cancer Q & A
By Carol Aghajanian, MD
Never Lose Hope
A young survivor describes her determination in the face of cancer.
The HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation
By Diana Price

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Eat Well, Be Well: So You Don’t Cook
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Healthy Habits For Life
Create good habits now for good health later.
By Laurie Wertich
Home-Grown Spa
Look no farther than your own kitchen for fabulous skin treatments.
By Ann Bloom

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Do You Know Your Rights?
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, learning about your legal rights can help you manage employment and insurance issues that may arise during treatment and recovery.
By Laura Riley, Esq.
The Next Big Thing
When cancer patients transition from active treatment to survivorship, many find that they are at a loss of how to manage ongoing physical and emotional challenges.
By Diana Price
Uncovering The Hidden Costs Of Cancer
Cancer patients face many unanticipated out-of-pocket costs; being aware of the costs that may arise can help.
By Liz Seegert
Cancers on the Rise: How We Can Stop Them in Their Tracks
By Michael A. Caligiuri, MD

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Take the Leap
Your authentic self knows what you want. What are you waiting for?
By Laurie Wertich
Life Coach: The Sandwich Generation
By Denise King Gillingham, MSW, CPCC
Journey of Forgiveness
Finding peace through forgiveness
By Ann Bloom

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

A Labor of Love
One family’s commitment to finding a cure for breast cancer leads to millions of dollars for critical research.
By Diana Price
Meet Our Friends!
By Diana Price

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

10 Things Every Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Should Know
Find a healthcare team you trust. With any chronic disease, your healthcare providers become your long-term partners in managing your health, so find a team you trust.
By Mia James
More Than Skin Deep
By Debra Jaliman, MD

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Look Good… Feel Better: Skin Care and Appearance
Tips for Teens with Cancer
By Kay Kendrick
Becoming a Practiced Patient
A guide to living well with chronic disease
By Mia James
Committed to Care
Years spent caring for her mother taught one young caregiver important lessons about both herself and providing good care.
By Tory Zellick