Dr. Wendy Harpham is a doctor of internal medicine, cancer survivor, and award-winning and best-selling author of books about cancer: Healthy Survivorship, recovery and late effects, and raising children when a parent has cancer. She is also a public speaker, patient advocate, and mother of three.
You can find innumerable books and articles intended to help patients talk about pain with their healthcare team. Yet pain continues to be under-reported by many patients. Here's a resource that may help: ACP Health TiPS on Pain.
One of the purposes for this blog is to bring attention to high-quality resources to help educate and empower Healthy Survivors.Today I'm shining the spotlight on CURE. Not only is this a superb magazine for cancer survivors and their caregivers, it is also free.
In a NYTimes Op-Ed piece, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, director of the Regulation of Retroviral Infections Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and president-elect of the International AIDS Society, summarizes important issues about the search for a cure in modern times.
A recent article by Abigail Klein Leichman in Israel 21C discusses an exciting new technology in the detection of breast cancer. This "Israeli device now in clinical trials avoids radiation, guesswork, discomfort and other downsides that make mammography an imperfect screening tool."