Entries by PEN Editorial Staff

Fear of Recurrence

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here. Did you know that in addition to patients, caregivers may also be concerned about the cancer returning? This is called fear of recurrence. When your loved one finishes treatment and is no longer followed closely by the cancer care […]

Medication Management

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on July 10, 2019 here. When your loved one is being treated for cancer, they might be taking a number of medications. They may also take medications for other chronic conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure. This video provides tips for organizing a […]

Stress Management

This video was originally published on YouTube by The American Cancer Society on November 5, 2018 here. Feeling overwhelmed and juggling multiple responsibilities on top of providing care to your loved one with cancer can lead to feelings of anxiety and depression. You might feel as if the weight of world is on your shoulders. Four […]

Overcoming Challenges and Choosing the Best Treatment

This podcast was originally published on City of Hope Radio here. Cutaneous T cell lymphomas are types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that arise when infection-fighting white blood cells in the lymphatic system – called lymphocytes – become malignant and affect the skin. Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphoid system and usually arise in lymph nodes. However, with […]

Interview With Two-Time Cancer Survivor Howard Brown

This podcast was originally published on WE Have Cancer on July 15, 2019 by Lee Silverstein here.   Howard Brown was first diagnosed with cancer – Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma – at the age of 24. When he turned 50, a routine colonoscopy revealed stage 3 colon cancer.During our conversation we discussed: The numerous treatments, including HIPEC, and clinical trials […]

The Role of Coffee in Pain Management

Not only is coffee one of the most sought after, popular and enjoyable drinks on the planet, studies show that it has a significant role to play in pain management too. The role of caffeine in pain management has been receiving more attention in recent years and is currently a subject of interest and ongoing […]

Helping Seniors With Long Term Recovery: Tips For Carers To Make The Process Easier

Every year over 525,000 Americans experiences their first heart attack while around 795,000 people experience strokes. Of that number, 75 percent of them are aged 65 and over. Recovering from medical conditions such as these can be a long road for older people. As we age, so does our bodies and immune system and recovery […]

Is There Sex After a Heart Attack?

Is it Possible? Is it Safe? Anyone who has worked around cardiac patients have a humorous story to tell about their conversations with patients regarding sex. They usually sound something like;“Uh, my wife wanted me to ask you something.” “What can I help you with?” “Um, um, when can I resume, you know, normal activity?” […]

Four-Legged Physicians: How Dogs Can Aid Patient Therapy

Dogs and humans have shared a special bond for over 12,000 years.  Clinical research has shown that dogs increase quality of life, finding that those living alone with a dog have a 33% decreased risk of death.  A study published by the Complementary Health Practice Review also found that pet owners are likely to have […]

The Restorative Power of Music

Music has always been a universal language with the power to heal, restore and challenge an individual. The history of music dates back to the beginning of civilization and music therapy came along a few thousand years later. Music therapy first became popular in the late 1940s, a few years after World War 2 and […]

Spotlight On: International Women’s Day 2019

What Is International Women’s Day? International Women’s Day (March 8th) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and […]