Alan Holtzman felt that an angel was on his shoulder when a chance meeting with another CLL patient directed him to a leading specialist. Watch his story.
Why do I have lung cancer if I’ve never smoked? Dianne Stewart, a stage IV cancer patient, asked herself this question following her diagnosis. Hear about her initial stage of shock and denial and her advice for others.
Can an odd combination of medicines treating some advanced colorectal cancer patients attack cancer at the source or other cancers? Dr. Edward Lin, a lead investigator in the ADAPT trial, explains.
Published: June 12, 2014
Dr. Bob Boyd made the transition from delivering over 10,000 babies to giving back to cancer survivors in a big way.
Published: March 4, 2014
Tish and Rob Beck explain how cancer brought them closer together and share their advice for coping with a cancer diagnosis.
Published: February 6, 2014
Can the need for radiation be excluded for some patients with locally advanced rectal cancer, with the same outcome? A new study, lead by Dr. Alessandro Fichera, investigates just that.
Published: January 29, 2014
How can family and friends rally together to help a loved one during a health crisis? Sherea Cary provides tips on recruiting family and friends for caregiver roles when a family member is dealing with a major health concern.
Published: January 2, 2014
Dr. Bob Boyd, a former OB-GYN, was diagnosed with advanced cancer after a routine exam. Now, as a survivor, he gives hope to the newly diagnosed and encourages other survivors to do the same. Watch.
Published: November 7, 2013
When your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, how can you best help them? Sherea Cary, a caregiver and communications specialist, explains how her father’s prostate cancer diagnosis changed her life and encouraged her to take action.
Published: October 29, 2013
Learn how a new test could potentially spot colon cancer much sooner by pointing out a molecular signature within the tumor. Dr. William Grady of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance explains.
Published: October 3, 2013
Dr. Veena Shankaran, assistant professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, explains her award-winning research study assessing the risk factors and impact of cancer treatment-related financial hardship on quality of life.
Published: May 31, 2013
Dr. Susan Leclair breaks down what various acronyms and terms of blood work results really mean, particularly for CLL patients.
Published: January 31, 2013
Patient Power Contributor Mary Windishar encourages patients to provide her with the date of their next colonoscopy! Watch.
Published: January 30, 2013
Breast cancer in men? Very uncommon. One man's funny story with lessons for all of us.
Published: October 4, 2012
Dr. Alessandro Fichera, Director of the Colorectal Surgical Oncology Program at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discusses important treatment options for those facing colon and rectal cancer. If caught early, there is a near 90 percent five-year cure rate for some patients. Surgery continues to be an extremely important treatment option and Dr. Fichera details advances that support this approach to care for patients.
Published: September 26, 2012
Learn about screening recommendations for colon cancer and how early detection makes it a highly curable disease.
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By Andrew Schorr