Living With Cancer

October 2, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

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People living with cancer and cancer survivors are more likely to get sicker from the flu and develop complications, making a yearly flu shot especially important, even for family members, friends, and caregivers.

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September 30, 2014
· Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello

Cancer Has Given Me Courage

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In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.

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September 23, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Physical Therapists in Oncology

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Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.

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September 11, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Breast Surgery Options

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For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.

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August 28, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Building a Relationship With Your Cancer Care Team

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Developing a strong relationship with your doctor and other health care professionals takes open, honest communication—on both sides. Get an inside perspective on navigating the potential challenges of talking with your health care team.

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August 26, 2014
· David Nethero

Mentally Mastering Chemotherapy

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Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.

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August 21, 2014
· Jyoti Patel, MD

The Stigma of Lung Cancer

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Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.

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August 19, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Back to School

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Many kids have been away from school for the summer, but what about if you’ve been away for cancer treatment? Find out what steps you can take to make the return to the classroom a little smoother.

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August 14, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Prognosis

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After a cancer diagnosis, people often wonder about their treatment and recovery. Ira Byock, MD, shares tips for discussing prognosis with your doctor and explains what this really means.

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