Summer 2011

Philanthropist and film industry executive Sherry Lansing , founder of the Sherry Lansing Foundation and co-founder of the Stand Up to Cancer movement graces our summer cover and shares her inspiring story in this issue. A special section devoted to the topic of Alzheimer’s disease, along with features covering breast cancer screening, advances in radiation therapy, lymphoma, and health concerns in the digital age are also included, along with many other valuable articles related to health, wellness, and cancer treatment and prevention.

Features

A Close Look at Lymphoma
An overview of Lymphoma
By Karen Appold
Starting Over
Every day is an opportunity to start fresh.
By Laurie Wertich
A Passion for Philanthropy
Sherry Lansing describes the inspiration behind her decision to leave her successful Hollywood career and embrace philanthropy full-time.
By Diana Price
Alzheimer’s Disease Special Section 

Health Concerns in the Digital Age
When it comes to our health, we should all take a closer look at the growing role of technology in our lives.
By Mia James

Body Wise

Nutrition and Exercise

Eat Well, Be Well: Eating Right for the Time in Your Life
Researchers now have powerful data indicating that lifestyle choices made in youth and early adulthood can have a great impact on future health and wellness.
By Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE
Build a Better Smoothie
A few simple additions can ensure that your smoothie packs a nutritional punch.
By Laurie Wertich
Get Social to Get Fit
Group exercise provides an added dose of motivation and fun.
By Laurie Wertich
Body Wise – The More You Know

The War Room

Living and Thriving with Cancer

Robot-Assisted Cancer Surgery
Technology expands the tools available to surgeons.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Set the Date…for Cancer Screenings
Screening guidelines should initiate conversations with your healthcare team
By Juliana Hansen, MD
Breast Cancer Screening: Know Before You Go
In 2009 the US Preventive Services Tasks Force (USPSTF) changed its position on routine screening mammography for average-risk women in their forties.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Ask the Doctor
I have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer. Are there any steps I can take now that will help ensure that I get the most from my treatment moving forward?
By Julie Gralow, MD
Using Technology to Target Cancer
Advances in radiation therapy boost the dose to cancer while reducing the damage to normal cells.
By Kari Bohlke, ScD
Fertility Q & A
What Do We Know about Fertility and Pregnancy after Breast Cancer?
By Karine Chung, MD, MSCE
Look Good…Feel Better® Tips for Red-Carpet Readiness During Cancer Treatment
According to the American Cancer Society, approximately one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime.
By Darrell Redleaf

Spirit House

Tending to the Soul

Liquid Stars
A Tanka poem
By Pamela A. Babusci
Life Coach
Take advantage of the sunny summer season to set goals.
By Denise King Gillingham, MSW, CPCC
Giving Back, Doing Good: Adopt a Pig
One family’s personal creative escape launched an organization committed to helping all families facing a child’s cancer diagnosis.
By Diana Price
Spirit House – The More You Know

Hear Me Roar

Women Share Their Personal Stories

Crossing the Divide: Lessons in Knowing and
Not Knowing in a Brave New World

By Christine Wilson
I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor continues to share her love of performing with the world—along with her dedication to cancer advocacy.
By Diana Price

Every Woman’s Health

Health Issues Facing Women at Home and Around the World

A Different Kind of Deposit
Adult stem cell collection is now an option for the general population. How can individuals benefit from this process, and what questions should consumers be asking?
By Diana Price
We have Prostate Cancer
By Joan Peck
More Than Skin Deep
Key nutrients play a vital role in the health of your skin.
By Todd Schlesinger, MD

Find Your Way

Taking the Mystery out of the Medical System

Don’t Suffer Silently
A cancer diagnosis can be frightening, but counseling can provide relief from the emotional challenges of the journey.
By Pam Abernethy, MEd, LPC
Plan. Learn. Act.
Coping with illness requires more than medicine. Be prepared to navigate the legal and financial aspects of a diagnosis.
By Mia James
By Your Side: What’s in Your Wallet?
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Cancer Navigator Kathy Gurland addresses psychosocial issues affecting patients and families.
By Kathy Gurland, LCSW