Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they'd like to receive oncologist-approved information from Cancer.Net.

The Cancer.Net Podcasts series has been awarded a Merit Award in the Digital Health Awards competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center. Learn more about Cancer.Net awards and recognition.

Explaining Podcasts

A Cancer.Net Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file in which a specific cancer-related topic is addressed in order to assist people with cancer. A podcast can be listened to online (through the Internet) or downloaded to your computer free of charge. After downloading, a Cancer.Net Podcast may also be transferred to an MP3 audio player, such as an iPod. To download or listen to a Cancer.Net Podcast on your computer, you will need software capable of playing MP3 files, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime. In addition, full written transcripts are available--click on the title of a podcast to read its transcript.

You may also want to subscribe to Cancer.Net Podcasts, so that new offerings are automatically downloaded to your personal computer as soon as they are available. To subscribe, copy-and-paste the link below into software that allows podcast subscriptions, such as iTunes or Juice.

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October 22, 2012
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This podcast explains what to expect during a mammogram.

September 24, 2012
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This podcast explains what to expect during a Pap test, or Pap smear.

June 18, 2012
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This podcast explains what to expect during an ultrasound scan.

May 7, 2012
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This podcast explains what to expect during a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scan.

March 5, 2012
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In this podcast, we discuss some helpful tips on such practical topics as organizing medical paperwork, finances, and appointments.

January 2, 2012
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This podcast explains what to expect during a computed tomography, or CT, scan.

October 3, 2011
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How to help a child with cancer understand and prepare for medical tests and procedures.

February 23, 2011
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In this podcast, ASCO's president, Dr. George Sledge, discusses advanced cancer care planning. Advanced cancer care is cancer that cannot be cured. It's also called end-stage cancer or terminal cancer. However, incurable does not mean untreatable, and people with advanced cancer still have treatment options. ASCO is working with oncologists to help patients and their families talk about advanced cancer to identify the best individual treatment plan for each patient.

January 31, 2011
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In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the importance of talking about end-of-life care.

January 24, 2011
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In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses essays from The Art of Oncology that deal with the importance of treatment to relieve symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life, also called palliative care.