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BY Ronda Wendler

Carolyn Drone thought her days of coping with cancer were over. She’d finished leukemia treatment two years earlier and showed no signs of the disease.

“Finally, my world was returning to normal,” she says.

But “normal” ended when Carolyn’s husband, Jim, received his own cancer diagnosis.

“It seemed impossible that we had just gone down this path,” Carolyn says, “and now we were starting again.”

Carolyn’s hairy...

Jim and Carolyn Drone smiling and standing shoulder-to-shoulder on golf course

BY Molly Adams

As we spend more time outside this summer, you may be wondering how best to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging UV rays and reduce your...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’ve seen the headlines about monkeypox and are wondering if you need to be concerned, you’re not alone. 

To learn more about...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Has claustrophobia ever kept you from getting an MRI? Or a fear of needles made routine bloodwork or IV chemotherapy difficult? If so, then you might benefit from a new self-soothing technique. 

While far from an exhaustive list, the seven below are simple ways to help you calm down or move past an emotional block in the moment.

Take some time to experiment with these tools, whether your hard places are connected to...

Waist-level view of a seated woman deriving comfort from a white and brown terrier sleeping on her lap

BY Tenchita Urteaga

In September 2021, I was in the process of moving to San Antonio and finishing up some coursework for a teaching certification. Then, I got...

BY Devon Carter

Many patients’ goal for cancer treatment is cure. But what if there isn’t a known cure for your diagnosis? That’s the case for patients with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you need chemotherapy as a part of your cancer treatment, you might have some concerns about losing your hair. But does every chemotherapy...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

Rebekah Thibodeaux didn’t expect to see her daughter 13-year-old daughter, Lane, back in the saddle so soon. When Lane was diagnosed with...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Lymphedema is a side effect of cancer treatment that can cause swelling in the arms and legs. It happens when lymphatic fluid doesn’t drain...

BY Sister Shirley Vaughn

When I was first diagnosed with Philadelphia-positive chronic myeloid leukemia in 1989, there weren’t that many treatment options available...