Spring 2011

Actor and cancer advocate Patrick Dempsey describes his advocacy efforts on behalf of his mother, an ovarian cancer survivor, in the spring 2011 issue. Other highlights include a special section devoted to triple-negative breast cancer, a feature about hormone therapy, great nutrition and exercise articles, and an article offering information and tips related to sleep disorders.


Give to Live

When life deals you lemons, do more than make lemonade- give it away.
By Laurie Wertich
You Can Go Home Again
Actor Patrick Dempsey takes his very personal commitment to cancer advocacy back to his hometown in Maine and makes a diffrence for patients and caregivers
By Diana Price
Is It Hot in Here?
Hormone therapy is still and option for managing menopausal symptoms.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Need Some ZZZZ’s?
Understanding sleep disorders and how to get effective treatment may help.
By Mia James
Triple-negative Breast Cancer Special Section

-Q&A with Bhuvaneswari Ramaswamy, MD, MRCP
-Survivor Story; Gerri Speer
-Triple-negative Breast Cancer Resources

The Proof Is in the Outcomes
Outcomes data provide patients with an inside look at cancer centers’ performance records.
By Laurie Wertich

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Eat Well, Be Well- Savvy Shopping: Save Your Budget and Your Health
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Walk This Way
The easiest way to get fit is by outting one foot in front of the other.
By Laurie Wertich
Beat the Exercise Blues
Combat boredom with these new fitness trends
By Laurie Wertich
Keep Moving, Keep Giving
Survivor Katie Haytek tells us why staying active and giving back through charity sporting events is the ultimate reward.
By Mia James

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Life Coach Act with Intention–—and Reap the Rich Rewards
By Denise King Gillingham, MSW

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

Survivor Profile Nancy Sullivan
Community Spirit
Moderators of online suppost communities provide support, experiance, and insight.
By Diana Price

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

More Than Skin Deep Rosacea
By Valerie Carlsberg, BS and Anna A. Bar, MD
Fertility Q&A By Kristin A. Bendikson, MD

When You’re The Parent

Your Kinda Your Life, Your Health

Kids Give Back
By Diana Price
Transcending Greif
One mother’s tragic loss sparks her desire to make a difference.
By Diana Price

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Skin Cancer Myths
Test your skin cancer awareness
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Keeping It All Together
Part workbook, part encyclopedia, The Breast Cancer Companion provides a valuable resource for breast cancer patients.
By Diana Price
Look Good…Feel Better® Care for Sensitive Skin During Treatment
Care for sensitive skin during treatment

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Finding your Way Through Cancer
By Andrew Kneier, PhD
Ask The Doctor
As I move from active treamtent to survivorship, how can I ensure that I am getting the care I need and doing all that I can to avoid recurrence?
By Karen Syrjala, PhD