What happens to you when you get the ‘good’ type of cancer?
Irish Medical Times –

Sheilagh Foley travelled to Boston to the Hodgkins International Symposium to learn more about how other patients recover from this ‘good’ cancer’, and finds solace and support from doctors and other patients dealing with the disease.

Physical Exercise Prevents Nerve Damage Caused by Chemotherapy
Healio –

This article describes the results of recent study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine. It explores a fairly common side effect of some cancer treaments, “chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy,” or CIPN. More than just an annoying condition, CIPN can have a significant effect on the quality of life for survivors. The study presented here offers some exciting news about possible treatments for this condition.

Follow The Heart
Cancer Today –

Oncologists and researchers increasingly focus on how to predict, treat and monitor for cardiovascular problems that develop before and after treatment.

Study Finds Early Menopause May Be Linked to Greater Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancers
The ASCO Post –

Many women who are long-term Hodgkin’s survivors experience early menopause as a result of their radiation and chemotherapy treatments, especially if they received them at a young age. As we are already at risk for breast cancer due to the same treatments, it is important to be aware of any additional risk factors.

In The US, Cancer Survivors Form A Vocal Community. In Switzerland, Some Patients Want To Change A Culture of Silence.
NZZ (New Journal of Zurich) –

In the U.S., cancer patients must often be their own health care advocates. This has helped create a community of cancer survivors that offers the long-term support Swiss patients lack. A visit with doctors, activists and patients in Chicago and Bern.

Even in remission, childhood cancer is rarely ‘done.’ A survivor’s building community around ‘long effects.’

This week’s Joy Beat honoree is proof that even in the darkest of times, when life throws you its biggest challenges, there are people who can turn moments of adversity into joy. Erin Cummings joined GBH’s All Things Considered host Arun Rath to discuss her organization and how it has helped cancer survivors find community.

Survivorship: A Personal Story
Bag It Cancer –

In honor of National Cancer Survivors Day on Sunday, June 2nd, Bag It’s own Mikey Shock has shared her personal journey of coming to terms with being a cancer survivor.

Glendale Woman Beats Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Breast Cancer Twice
12News (KPNX-TV, NBC) –

12News (KPNX-TV, NBC) features survivor, Dorothy Lynn Boddy and Hodgkin’s International.

Childhood Cancer Survivors May Benefit From Plant-Rich Foods
Oncology Times –

Interesting study from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort (SJLIFE), and originally published int the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The results may not be surprising, but it does appear that a plant-based diet has even more significance for childhood cancer survivors when it comes to premature aging and other health factors. (Note: the term “childhood cancer survivors” may include young adults in their 20’s).

Cancer Survivors “Lost In Transition”
Cancer Therapy Advisor –

Here is a brief summation of a research study published by the JCO Oncology of Practice (May 24, 2024) that appeared in the Cancer Therapy Advisor. In short, it describes the decline in follow-up care with primary care providers after five years of completing treatment.