Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Cancer Center Newsletter

We understand how overwhelming it can be when you or your loved one is coping with cancer. Our newsletter is designed  to ease some of the burden of this "information overload," by featuring various cancer-related topics, tips and information. In March 2017, we launched a dynamic new design that allows us to feature our content in a more engaging format. Sign up for the newsletter below, or read our monthly feature articles in our blog section.

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Past Newsletters

April 2016 - Integrative care: Combining conventional treatments with supportive therapies
Integrative cancer treatment essentially approaches the disease on two levels—attacking it with conventional techniques like surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, while also supporting patients’ overall well-being with therapies that help them manage cancer- and treatment-related side effects. The idea is to help patients maintain their strength and stamina, so they can stay on their treatment regimens and avoid interruptions.

March 2016 - Meet Your Cancer Pathologist

Under the microscope, the dark spots resemble seeds in some exotic fruit. Pathologist Dr. Bradford Tan adjusts the magnification, examining them closely. The spots are the nuclei of tumor cells. These are irregular and oddly clustered. Many are frozen in the act of splitting. They bunch up on two poles like iron filings around magnets. There’s no doubt in his mind, this is an aggressive, rapidly growing tumor.

February 2016 - Love and Cancer

Cancer has a way of throwing life out of balance. So much can change in the wake of a diagnosis: your work life, self-esteem, relationships, daily routines, dreams and future plans. While the chaos may seem like the end of life as you knew it, many patients find that it’s the beginning of something else—a new perspective, a new normal, sometimes even new or renewed bonds with a someone important in their lives. Four couples share how their relationships helped them cope with cancer, and how their bonds strengthened along the way.

January 2016 - Quest for a cure: The past, present and future of cancer care

Until powerful tools of supercomputers and genomics fortified the effort, the war on cancer was, at best, a story of progress in fits and starts. Although the effort has at times seemed slow and frustrating, those difficult early steps have cut the path for today’s and tomorrow’s era of targeted, more specific, increasingly effective cancer treatments—discoveries that could make the coming decade’s quest to cure cancer more consequential than the past century and a half’s.

December 2015 - The care manager's role in the fight against cancer

As if cancer's physical and emotional toll wasn’t enough, you also find yourself juggling the many logistics involved—keeping track of the myriad doctor appointments and treatment visits, ordering and collecting your medical records, filling and refilling your prescriptions, filing disability or other necessary paperwork. The to-do list can seem endless, and many cancer patients become overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the tasks and responsibilities involved. Enter the care manager. At each of our five hospitals, she—or he—is the heart of the patient’s care team, dedicated to helping the patient and family navigate the cancer journey, before, during and after treatment.