Spring 2010

Melissa Etheridge shares her breast cancer story in the spring 2010 issue. Other topics include living with cancer for the long-term; the role of social media in survivors’ lives; organic vs. non-organic foods; and tips and strategies for aging well.

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Is Organic Best?
Get the facts about the value of organic options
By Carolyn Katzin, MSPH, CNS
YUM…
And other reasons to love two new cookbooks that meet the needs of survivors and their caregivers
By Diana Price
Small Steps, Big Change
Simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in disease prevention and overall health.
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Don’t Let Cancer Derail Dinner
Find the time—or ask a friend—to prepare healthy meals in spite of cancer.
By Laurie Wertich
I Ran for Mom
Running (or walking, hiking, swimming, or cycling) for a cause is about the message as well as the miles.
By Diana Price

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Passionate Purpose
Sister Elaine Goodell has been a committed healthcare chaplain for 24 years—and she has no plans to retire.
By Diana Price
The Long View
Cancer patients are living well with cancer for the long term.
By Laurie Wertich
Just for You
Camps and retreats for survivors abound. Find a place that meets your needs and prepare to unwind.
By Jennifer Larson

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

Living My Truth
Melissa Etheridge shares her cancer journey.
By Diana Price
Comfort in Community
Social media provides a welcome haven for cancer survivors.
By Diana Price

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

Aging Well
A decade-by-decade guide to lifelong health and wellness
By Mia James
More Than Skin Deep: Here Comes Summer
Staying sun-safe and watching your skin closely for any changes are important factors in maintaining healthy skin.
International Women’s Health: Culture and Context
Physicians working in the developing world must recognize cultural context to deliver high-quality medical care.
By Bonni Curran, MD
Women for Women International
Bringing prosperity, health, and welfare to women in war-torn countries
By Mia James

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Colorectal Cancer Report
Trends and Treatment Options
By Allyson J. Ocean, MD
The 2009 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
A December tradition for breast cancer researchers, this meeting highlights important advances in our understanding of an all-too-common disease.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Getting Your Head Around the Human Papillomavirus
You may have heard about HPV’s role in cervical cancer, but what about head and neck cancer?
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Fertility Q&A Know Before You Go
The best time for fertility preservation is prior to initiating chemotherapy or radiation.
By Karine Chung, MD, MSCE, of USC Fertility

Supportive Care

Tools for Tolerating Cancer Treatment

Coping with Peripheral Neuropathy
It began with numbness and tingling in her feet.
By Eleanor Mayfield
weSPARK
One woman’s dream of a cancer support community thrives in southern California.
By Diana Price
Look Good… Feel Better: Changes and Challenge
One breast cancer survivor offers tips for clearing the emotional hurdle that hair loss can present.
By Aarika Johnson

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Hope Coach
Cancer navigators offer patients guidance as they find their way through a cancer journey.
By Sally Abrahms
Money Matters
There are resources available to help patients and families facing financial challenges.
By Diana Price
Ask the Doctor
Questions to ask when researching breast cancer treatment.
By David P. Winchester, MD, FACS