Living With Cancer: New York Timeshttp://well.blogs.nytimes.com/category/voices-2/living-with-cancer/
Susan Gubar’s column in the NewYork Times that discusses the issues that surround living with Cancer
When Unapproved Drugs are the Only Hopehttp://www.cnbc.com/id/101860676
A very interesting article about the need to access drugs that have not yet been approved through the drug trial system. I truly believe that this is the only way to move forward. Drugs take a very long time to be released into the market. Often people with advanced/metastatic cancer are not eligible for drug trials that may save their lives due to heavy pretreatment and health conflicts. It is unacceptable that people who have gone through all the standard of care drugs available cannot access experimental drugs on compassionate grounds. This seems to be happening with Ebola patients, why can it not happen with those of us with advanced cancer.
How not to say the wrong thinghttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0407-silk-ring-theory-20130407-story.html
Susan Silk and Barry Goldman explore how to talk to individuals that are dealing with a serious illness or crisis.
Palliative sedation creating debate over end-of-life treatmenthttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/palliative-sedation-creating-debate-over-end-of-life-treatment-1.2648436
Laurie Fagan explores palliative sedation through the story Stephanie Lanctot who died of stage four cervical cancer at the age of 25.
Earlier Palliative Care Helps Patients with Advanced Cancer to Copehttp://www.cbc.ca/news/health/earlier-palliative-care-helps-patients-with-advanced-cancer-to-cope-1.2542457
Article discussing a trial studying the quality of life of advanced cancer patients who receive early palliative care.