A Conversation with
Fashion Icon Betsey Johnson
on Beating Breast Cancer
For five decades, Betsey Johnson has emblazoned the fashion world with her unique and bold designs. The quirky fashion maven, who performs a cartwheel into the splits at the end of each runway show, began her career as a designer in the 1960s. She founded her own label only a decade later and quickly grew in popularity. Betsey’s contribution to the fashion industry has garnered various lifetime achievement awards and an induction into the Fashion Walk of Fame. But when she discovered an insidious lump in her breast, Betsey merited a different kind of achievement – cancer survivor.
"Keep your sunny side up!"
17 Tips for Cancer CaregiversCancer caregiver Rob Harris shares his advice for caring for a loved one with cancer.
Becoming a Mother after Breast Cancer Treatment
The opportunity to have children, raise a family, and experience the joys of motherhood is a very real prospect for many young women with breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that there are currently over 350,000 young women between the ages of 20 and 39 years old living with cancer in the U.S. Because there are so many reproductive-age cancer survivors who may want children in the future, the topic of fertility has become increasingly important to a woman’s treatment, recovery, and healing process.
FDA Approves Two Drugs, Companion Diagnostic Test for Advanced Skin Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved two new drugs, Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib), for patients with advanced (metastatic) or unresectable (cannot be removed by surgery) melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.
Parenting with Cancer
How to Help Your Children Cope with Your Diagnosis
How can I help my children cope with my cancer diagnosis? This question is one of the first many parents ask after being diagnosed with cancer. It may seem inevitable that cancer will have an impact on your child’s life. But the good news is, with healthy coping strategies and open communication among family members, the impact can be positive and meaningful.
Yoga Therapy for Cancer Survivors
Yoga has been a rich healing art in India for centuries. More recently, yoga has become the subject of increasing attention from the American medical community, as clinical research studies evaluate and confirm its many benefits. For cancer survivors, yoga can be especially helpful in managing the side effects of treatment, as well as some of the more difficult emotional aspects of cancer.
Cancer Can’t Dance Like This
by Daniel Stolfi
It was Valentine’s Day 2008. I know this because my roommate wanted the apartment to himself so he could have a “special” night with his girlfriend. The moment I stepped outside of my apartment building to give him some space, the cold winter air hit me like a punch to the face. This strange ill feeling in my bones swept through my body, and I thought to myself that I must have been getting the flu. This didn’t feel like your normal, run-of-the-mill flu, but I went on with my life thinking it would pass on its own. Well, it didn’t pass.