Posts in the “Support Support” category:

How Not to Talk to Someone Dying of Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 29th, 2014 |

A friend of mine has been living well with lung cancer for five years — working, running several miles a day, traveling, doing good stuff with his family, and generally enjoying the pleasures of everyday life. He knows the cancer will eventually kill him, but has been making the most of every remaining minute. Then,… Read More

Cornell cancer researchers listen to patients’ stories

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 11th, 2014 |

It is common, often mandatory for students training to be clinicians to interact with patients. Yet it’s quite unusual for researchers who develop biomedical treatments to ever communicate with those who are the target of their therapies. “I’m actually a big novice when it comes to cancer. … I just want to hear a little… Read More

10 questions to ask your doctor after a cancer diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 26th, 2014 |

The health care community has made remarkable strides over the past 20 years in treating cancer, but more than a million people in the United States are still diagnosed every year. As devastating as that news is, whether you have cancer or are close to someone who does, there are some basic facts to understand… Read More

Arizona Oncology nurses create hope by singing and dancing

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 19th, 2014 |

“Cancer” is a word people will do anything to avoid, especially in relation to their own health. Saying the word “cancer” can even be considered synonymous with using profanities. If it slips from your mouth, people gasp in horror. But, the nurses at Arizona Oncology are fighting against this stigma. They try to give their… Read More

“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; this month’s bonus column comes from patient advocate Emily Bennett Taylor. When I was diagnosed… Read More

Helping patients cope with a lung cancer diagnosis

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 16th, 2014 |

Thoracic oncology navigation involves directing patients to resources, providing education about the disease and its treatments, coordinating patient care, providing information on benefits and assisting with insurance authorizations, and bridging the communication gap between patients and the health care team. The role of the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and how it fits into the multidisciplinary… Read More

‘Try to fear less’: Cancer survivor chronicles year of treatment in video diary

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 18th, 2014 |

Date: 5/18/14 Outlet Full Name: Today Health Author: Marisa Kabas Jennifer Glass can be defined in many ways: wife, stepmom, public relations pro, writer, poet. But in recent years she’s tacked on a few more credentials: Lung cancer patient. Lung cancer survivor. And, thanks to her project “A Photo a Day — One Year… Read More

Woman Takes a Photo a Day for a Year to Document Battle Against Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Author: Nate Jones Four months into her marriage, Jennifer Glass received devastating news: A lump in her neck turned out to be stage IV lung cancer, with a five-year survival rate of five percent. “I’ve always thought of myself as a top-of-my-lungs type of girl, yet that’s the… Read More

Woman Documents One Year Of Lung Cancer Diagnosis By Taking One Photograph Every Day Date: 4/3/14

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 3rd, 2014 |

Date: 4/3/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: N/A Jennifer Glass was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2013, just four months after getting married. But instead of curling up in a ball and letting dark clouds form overhead, she decided to fight her diagnosis by documenting her journey. Every day for one year,… Read More

Bridging the Gap to Helping Children and Teens Fight Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 20th, 2014 |

News Headline: Bridging the Gap to Helping Children and Teens Fight Cancer Date: 2/20/14 Outlet Full Name: Chicago Tribune Author: Colleen Kisel,0,5926517.story The Bridge Teen Center in Orland Park is giving back to children fighting cancer by lending a helping hand at the warehouse of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation (POTCF). The teens… Read More