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late effects

The Science of Late Effects

August 24, 2013 mhyh 0

Scientific Literature Related to Late Effects of Cancer Treatment and Rooted in Ongoing Data Collection *Literature is listed in chronological order to provide context for recent findings Knowledge Gaps among Survivors and Providers: 1) Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Knowl …

Less Toxic Treatments hold the Promise for Decreasing Late Effects

July 18, 2013 mhyh 0

I think most, if not all individuals, diagnosed with any from of cancer, want the MOST effective, yet LEAST toxic treatment to CURE the cancer, yet protect future health and wellbeing by minimizing one’s risk for  late effects of cancer treatment. Sadly, up to this po …

The Story of Late Effects

June 21, 2013 mhyh 0

MHYH is dedicated to telling the story of late effects of cancer therapy as told through the lives of individual survivors who are willing to place their lived experience into the hands of others for the benefit of survivors everywhere. The Wall Street Journal along with seve …

Infographic: Risk Factors For Secondary Cancers

June 6, 2013 mhyh 0

Because the risk of developing a secondary cancer as a late effect of life-saving therapy evokes fear in the heart of every survivor, MHYH in collaboration with our friends at the Eric D. Davis Foundation developed this infographic to educate and equip survivors regarding tho …

Late Effects of Cancer Therapy

May 9, 2013 mhyh 0

It has been said that the greatest threat to a survivor’s future health is his/her lack of knowledge about the potential late effects of cancer treatment. So, what is the ‘little black dress’ that we, survivors, especially survivors of childhood cancers MUST …

Future Fertility among Survivors

April 24, 2013 mhyh 0

Will I be able to have Children? Lillian Meacham, MD This is a tough question I hear almost every week in survivor clinic. We know the cost of cure can sometimes include ovarian or testicular damage which can affect a survivor’s ability to begin puberty, continue to make ma …

Cancer Survivorship Tools

April 16, 2013 mhyh 0

Take Charge of Your Medical Future: Tools to Help You Lillian Meacham, MD AFLAC Cancer Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta  Many forms of lifesaving cancer treatment can unfortunately come with a cost; these costs are called late effects. The field of survivors …

Her Heart Beat Goes On…

March 19, 2013 mhyh 0

I have two questions that I struggle to answer within myself: 1) how personally transparent can I be as the president of myHeart, yourHands who represents our organization to the public on a daily basis? AND 2) how can I honor my donor, yet respect the tender, broken hearts o …

Out of the Woods: NEVER

February 17, 2013 mhyh 4

28 Days of Heart Day 17 Perhaps the most difficult aspect of being cured of cancer, childhood or otherwise, is the harsh reality that you are NEVER out of the woods. Let me begin by acknowledging that I have 3 & 1/2 decades of perspective on my cancer experience, so IR …

LiveWELL: Know your Numbers

February 4, 2013 mhyh 1

28 Days [of] Heart Day 4 To my knowledge, cancer treatment has NEVER been included in the list of risk factors for heart disease, yet it is absolutely a risk factor for heart disease. Be it known that heart disease IS a potential late effect of some cancer treatments. Surviv …