Entries by PEN Editorial Staff

Advocacy and Faith Has Helped Carole Motycka Outlive Her Initial Cancer Prognosis

This podcast was originally published by the We Have Cancer show by Lee Silverstein on March 5, 2019, here. In our first episode supporting 2019 Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Carole Motycka talks about how advocacy and faith has helped her far outlive her doctor’s initial prognosis. During this interview we talked about: How a minor hiking accident led to her […]

Having Kids After Cancer

This podcast was originally published by The Cancer Cast by Jennifer Levine here. Jennifer Levine, MD, MSW – Speaker Bio Fertility preservation options for men and women with cancer. Guest: Jennifer Levine, MD, pediatric hematologist-oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Host: John Leonard, MD, world-renowned hematologist and medical oncologist at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian […]

Helping Cancer Survivors Sleep

This blog was originally published by Cancer Today by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock, here. A clinical trial comparing acupuncture and cognitive behavioral therapy found that they are both helpful for people who are experiencing sleep problems after cancer treatment. by Cheryl Platzman Weinstock ​Photo by Marjot​ / iStock / Getty Images Plus PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED with cancer often face […]

Life After Cancer Resources

This resource was originally published by National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship here. Life After Cancer Fifty percent of men and one-third of women in the United States will develop cancer in their lifetimes. There are currently more than 12 million U.S. cancer survivors. Despite the widespread nature of the disease, primary care physicians and other health […]

Cancer Advocacy Network

This resource was originally published by National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship here. Health Care Roundup: Cokie Roberts; Survivorship in the News; Junk Insurance Doesn’t Cover the Bills; Seeking Help and Encouragement; More September 20, 2019 | In Cancer News, Cancer Policy Blog, NCCS News | Add Comment Tennessee became the first state in the country to release a plan proposing to block […]

What Testing is Done Alongside Diagnosis of CLL

This video was originally published by Mayo Clinic Laboratories on August 6th, 2019, here. In this month’s “Hot Topic,” Dr. Curt Hanson will discuss the use of laboratory-based prognostic markers in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). He will also highlight the importance of molecular analyses for IGHV and TP53 sequencing in these patients.

How to Serve on a Scientific Review Panel as a Patient Advocate

This resource was originally published by Cancer Today Mag.com by Bob Riter, Monica Vakiner and Carole Baas, here. Cancer patient advocates who review research proposals can provide valuable perspective. by Bob Riter, Monica Vakiner and Carole Baas ​Image​ by OnBlast​ / iStock / Getty Images Plus WHILE IT’S MOST COMMON ​to hear about cancer patients getting involved in research […]

Survivorship

This resource was originally published by Cancer.net here. Today, there are more than 15.5 million Americans alive with a history of cancer. Cancer.Net’s survivorship section provides helpful information for cancer survivors and their friends and family. What is Survivorship? Changes people with a history of cancer may experience Follow-up Care After Cancer Treatment Follow-up care […]