It Takes a Lifetime to Survive Childhood Cancer
New York Times –

One night in 1981, in the middle of bath time, Marty Gonzalez noticed a strange glow that seemed to emanate from inside one of the eyes of her 9-month-old daughter, Marissa.

Comorbidities Muddy Acute MI Diagnosis in Patients with Cancer Presenting with Chest Pain
Healio –

Patients with cancer had a higher rate of acute MI when presenting to the ED with chest pain.

Significant Progression-Free Survival in Stage III/IV Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma
Oncology Times –

A Phase III trial has demonstrated that patients with advanced Stage III/IV classic Hodgkin lymphoma who underwent initial treatment with nivolumab, a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor, and AVD chemotherapy (N-AVD) had a significantly lower risk of their cancer getting worse than patients treated with brentuximab vedotin, a monoclonal antibody, and AVD (BV-AVD) a year after starting treatment.

Prevalence of Functional Limitations More than Doubles Among Cancer Survivors
Healio –

The number of cancer survivors with self-reported functional limitations throughout the United States has more than doubled over the past 2 decades, according to data published in JAMA Oncology.

Childhood Cancer Survivors Have Increased Rates of Late, Major Surgeries
Medpage Today –

Childhood cancer survivors have increased rates of undergoing late, major surgical procedures 5 or more years after diagnosis, according to data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study.

Association of Radiation and Procarbazine Dose with Risk of Colorectal Cancers Among Survivors of Hodgkin Lymphoma
JAMA Oncology –

Is there a dose-response association of radiation dose to the large bowel and/or procarbazine dose with subsequent colorectal cancer risk in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors?

I’m a ‘Syringe Half-Full’ Kinda Girl
The Irish Times –

Meet Sheilagh Foley, a Hodgkin’s survivor with a familiar tale to tell, and she does it so beautifully. Hodgkin’s International was mentioned as a resource, and we are thrilled to have the “shout out!”

Study: Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivors Show Signs of Dementia in Early Adulthood
University of Rochester Medical Center –

In a new study, the majority of individuals treated as children for Hodgkin lymphoma who are now in their 30s, showed signs of being an average of 7.7 years older biologically than their peers and placing them at risk for cognitive problems.

Overview of Cancer Survivorship Care for Primary Care and Oncology Providers
Up To Date –

This is a “must read” paper for survivors and medical providers. It is exactly what is needed in the world of cancer survivorship–a comprehensive template for insuring that survivors get the care that they need. Download it, pass it on, place it in the hands of your doctors and caretakers.

AYA Cancer Survivors at Higher Risk for Death Due to Second Primary Cancers
Healio –

Death due to a second primary cancer occurred nearly twice as often among adolescent and young adult cancer survivors compared with the general population, according to study results published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute.