1. To Be Or Not To Be A Vegetarian

    By Margaret Martin, RD, MS, LDN, Licensed Dietitian and Nutritionist; Certified Diabetes Educator, PearlPoint Cancer Support Many times when I speak with people who are just diagnosed with cancer, they want to change their diet immediately. I get it. They want control over something in their life when suddenly everything seems out of control. Everyone else is asking for their time, setting doctors’ appointments, and scheduling imaging and laboratory tests. Cancer survivors may tu...

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  2. Stop The Problem Before It Starts: Lymphedema Prevention

    By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support ​Lymphedema is a common side effect among cancer survivors, but it can affect any patient whose treatment plan included lymph nodes being removed by surgery or lymph nodes being damaged by radiation treatment. Lymphedema is a swelling in the arms, legs, or other parts of the body caused by a build-up of extra lymphatic fluid. Lymphatic fluid cannot flow through the body normally if lymph nodes are removed or damage...

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  3. Researcher Q&A: Christopher Cogle, M.D., University of Florida

    Christopher Cogle, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Florida, Pierre Chagnon Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Bone Marrow Transplant, is the recipient of an LLS Scholar in Clinical Research grant through our Career Development Program. He also has a project supported through LLS’s Therapy Acceleration Program. Dr. Cogle explains his work advancing an investigational approach to treating patients with acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes.

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  4. A Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor’s “New Normal”

    My life with cancer began five days before my wedding when I was 25 years old. On August 2, 2004, I was at a family birthday party when I felt a lump protruding out of my neck. After the party, I rushed over to see my stepdad who is a doctor. Although he knew that the position of the lump at my age was not a good sign, he calmed me down and gave me antibiotics. After months of planning for the wedding, he knew how important it was for me to walk down the aisle. On our wedding day, Augus...

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  5. Epigenetics: A New Tool for Precision Medicine

    Christopher Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D., leads a team of researchers being funded through LLS’s Career Development Program. At Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Long Island, N.Y., Vakoc works in an area of science called epigenetics – the study of chemical changes that switch genes on and off to control cell behavior. What is epigenetics? Epigenetics is arguably one of the fastest-moving fields of cancer research. In the cancer field, it refers to the mechanisms of gene control. Essential...

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  6. World-Renowned Chef & Cancer Survivor Cooks for a Cure

    Shortly before Steve McHugh and his wife moved to San Antonio in 2010, the rising star chef was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and spent a year undergoing eight rounds of chemotherapy. “Chemotherapy was a real roller coaster – I experienced insomnia, constipation and dizzy spells. There were times I would not sleep for three to four days,” he said. During treatment, he was in the middle of moving to San Antonio and helping to open a new restaurant. Between managing constructi...

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  7. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Late Effects

    By Abby Henry, Oncology Content Manager, PearlPoint Cancer Support September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Adult survivors of childhood cancer may still deal with the late effects of cancer and cancer treatment years after their last treatment. The late effects of childhood cancer can include many different parts of the body and differ from person to person. Predominately the risk of late effects depends on the following: Type of cancer Specific treatments received Age...

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  8. Choosing Treatment for YOUR Myeloma

    With more multiple myeloma (MM) treatments being approved and personalized for myeloma patients, Drs. Gareth Morgan, Faith Davies, and Frits van Rhee, from the UAMS Myeloma Institute discuss the expanding armamentarium.

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  9. LLS is Coming to You! 2016 Blood Cancer Conferences

    We are in your neighborhood! Here’s where you can catch us throughout the year at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Blood Cancer Conferences! LLS Blood Cancer Conferences are free education events for blood cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family members and healthcare professionals to learn more about treatment options, emerging therapies, management of survivorship issues and LLS resources. Click on your state for more information, as it becomes available: ...

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