Fall / 2008

Facing A Legacy

BY KATHY LATOUR

Former CBS anchor René Syler educated & inspired thousands when she went public with her decision to have a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy. 

ARTICLE EXTRAS Understanding Preventive Mastectomy Web Exclusive: Preventing Breast Cancer

Finding Your Compass

BY KATY HUMAN

New research and tools illuminate the multiple treatment paths faced by patients with early-stage invasive breast cancer.

ARTICLE EXTRAS
Surgery & Radiation: New Options, New Questions
Glossary: Making Sense of the Jargon
Web Exclusive: Questions to Ask Your Doctor
Illustration: Treatment By Numbers

Never Fear

BY PAUL ENGSTROM

Treatment anxiety can be conquered [and besides, it usually turns out to be unfounded].

ARTICLE EXTRAS
Defeating Fear: Strategic Moves
Web Exclusive: How to Manage Side Effects
Graphic: What's the Reality Behind the Fear?

First Line

People, News & Events

EDITED BY ELIZABETH WHITTINGTON

The Advocate / Legislative Watch / People Report / The Place To Be / Prevention / House Call / Childhood Cancer / Destination / On The Web / Bookshelf

Diagnosis Cancer

Far From Home

BY SUSAN KREIMER

Patients who travel for treatment now have more places to stay.

Finding Hope

East Meets West

BY LENA HUANG

Integrating traditional Chinese medicine may ease side effects.

Moving On

Back to 'Normal'

BY CHARLOTTE HUFF

Strategies help patients adjust to life after treatment.

Healing Well

Challenges in Cancer Survivorship

BY KATHY LATOUR

Researchers confirm survivorship issues at biennial meeting.

Caregivers' Corner

When Patients Don't Want to Know

BY JOANNE KENEN

Denial places added burden on caregivers.