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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.

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.

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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For a variety of podcasts designed for professionals in the field of oncology, see the ASCO Podcasts.

MRI - What to Expect

May 7, 2012
Download MP3 (5.3 MB/5:47)

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

Organizing Your Cancer Care

March 5, 2012
Download MP3 (4.2 MB/4:35)

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

CT Scan - What to Expect

January 2, 2012
Download MP3 (5.2 MB/5:40)

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

Preparing Your Child for Medical Procedures

October 3, 2011
Download MP3 (5.41 MB/5:55)

How to help a child with cancer understand and prepare for medical tests and procedures.

Advanced Cancer Care Planning, with George Sledge, MD

February 23, 2011
Download MP3 (3.99 MB/4:21)

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.

The Art of Oncology - End-of-Life Care

January 31, 2011
Download MP3 (6.22 MB/6:47)

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

The Art of Oncology - Palliative Care

January 24, 2011
Download MP3 (4.43 MB/6:27)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses essays from that deal with the importance of treatment to relieve symptoms and improve a patient's quality of life, also called .

The Art of Oncology - When to Continue or Stop Treatment

January 17, 2011
Download MP3 (6.54 MB/7:08)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the challenge of deciding when to continue or stop treatment.

The Art of Oncology - Choosing Treatments for Advanced Cancer

January 10, 2011
Download MP3 (7.32 MB/7:60)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses several essays from that deal with the difficulty of choosing treatment options when a person has advanced cancer.

The Oncologist’s Perspective: An Overview of the Art of Oncology Series for Patients

January 3, 2011
Download MP3 (4.27 MB/4:40)

In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi provides an introduction to ASCO's The Art of Oncology series. This series is a collection of essays written by doctors about the most difficult conversations that patients and doctors have, including topics such as understanding the chance of recovery, choosing a treatment plan, relieving symptoms and side effects, and end-of-life planning.

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