Going Home


It was still dark when my alarm went off. I have the ringer set to the most gentle of sounds. They say how you wake sets the mood for the day. I laid there in my old bedroom gathering my thoughts. My room hadn’t changed much since I left for college. All my posters were … More Going Home

Quality of Life and Other Concerns in Long-Term Survivorship


Quality of life may be considerably difficult during active cancer treatment. Side effects can be acute and short-lived, and the majority of disease-free cancer survivors report good quality of life 1 year post treatment in this study by Cancer Journal for Clinicians: Issue online: 8 July 2016.  Long-term or late side effects vary, depending on many factors such … More Quality of Life and Other Concerns in Long-Term Survivorship

Cardiac Dysfunction Associated With Breast Cancer Treatment in Women | PracticeUpdate


Has your path after being treated for breast cancer or Hodgkin’s Lymphoma led to some experience with cardiac issues?   Some commonly medicines used in Breast Cancer  are trastuzumab and aromatase inhibitors, like Arimidex (chemical name: anastrozole) Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane) Femara (chemical name: letrozole) were tested for their effect on the heart. They found those with … More Cardiac Dysfunction Associated With Breast Cancer Treatment in Women | PracticeUpdate

The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care – ONA


 The Samfund from 2007 to 2013 collected data that illustrates young cancer survivors may face the negative economic consequences of their disease almost immediately. Instead of gaining independence they battle cancer and financial loss. Samfund has awarded $1.35 million in grants. Helping young cancer survivors with direct financial assistance and free online support and education, The Samfund has … More The Samfund: Helping Young Adult Patients Navigate the Financial Impact of Cancer Care – ONA