Summer 2010

Stand Up to Cancer co-founder and breast cancer survivor Laura Ziskin describes her journey and her passion for advocacy. Also included are features devoted to lung cancer advances, nutrition, breast cancer disparity, ovarian cancer and targeted therapies.

Features

The Cholesterol Connection
Reducing your risk of heart disease
By Carolyn Katzin, MS, CNS, MNT
Let’s Ride!
Learn how cycling could be the sport for you.
By Mia James
Refuge in the Storm
Finding peace amid a cancer diagnosis
By Laurie Wertich
When Ordinary is No Longer an Option
When Hollywood producer Laura Ziskin was diagnosed with breast cancer she did what comes naturally—she started solving the problem.
By Diana Price
Looking to Beat Lung Cancer
Researchers continue to expand our understanding of this all-too-common cancer.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Attacking Cancer Where It Counts
Targeted therapies make important inroads against several types of cancer.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
All Women Are Equal. All Breast Cancers Are Not.
Tackling racial disparity in breast cancer
By Juliana Accioly
Cancer Myths
Confused about rumors you’ve heard about cancer? Read on.
You’ve Just Been Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer: 10 Things Every Woman Should Know
By Krishnansu S. Tewari, MD, FACOG, FACS
The Hardest Fit of All
Finding a swimsuit that fits your personal style and your post-surgery body can be a challenge. Read on for tips to finding the perfect fit.
By Constance Niclas, MHA, CMF, CF-m

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Eat Well, Be Well: Sustainable Eating
Easy strategies that are good for your health and the environment
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Decoding Drug Labels
Mary Poppins wasn’t perfect. A spoonful of sugar may not make the medicine go down.
By Judy Colbert

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

A Gift Beyond Words
The Dream Foundation offers patients and loved ones dignity and hope during their end-of-life journey
By Diana Price
Life Coach: The Choice Is Yours
Overwhelmed by your emotions? Remember that you can choose how you react to the challenges that come your way.
By Denise King Gillingham, MSW

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

International Women’s Health: The Power of Bicycles
Two international aid organizations work to provide reliable  transportation to communities in need.
By Bonni Curran, MD
Partners in Health: An Unshaken Committment
Partners in Health has a long-standing commitment to improving women’s healthcare in Haiti.
By Mia James
More Than Skin Deep: What’s In a Name?
Confused by sunscreen labels? Before you head out into the sun this summer, take a few minutes to learn how to protect your skin.
By Mia James

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

Writing as Refuge
Mom blogger Jen Singer didn’t stop writing when she was diagnosed with cancer.
By Jen Miller

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Fertility Q&A
Can a woman who is in ovarian failure or menopause as a result of cancer treatment successfully carry a pregnancy and give birth?
By Dr. Karine Chung, USC Fertility
Look Good…Feel Better You’re Questions Answered
Beauty tips, guidance, and support during cancer treatment.
By Jodie Hecker

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

By Your Side: Meet Your Social Worker
This essential member of your healthcare team may be your greatest ally when you face a cancer diagnosis.
By Kathy Gurland, LCSW
Ask the Doctor
I have recently moved to a new city and am looking at my healthcare options. A friend suggested that I consider a women’s health center. What are the benefits of seeking care at a women’s health center?
By Joanna Cain, MD