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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January 17, 2011
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In this podcast, Dr. Charles Loprinzi discusses an essay from that deals with the challenge of deciding when to continue or stop treatment.

January 10, 2011
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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.

January 3, 2011
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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.

September 9, 2009
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In this podcast, we'll explain what happens during a barium enema and how you can prepare for the procedure, including a list of questions to ask your doctor.

August 19, 2009
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In this podcast, Cancer.Net speaks with U.S. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau about his experience with testicular cancer.

August 12, 2009
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In this podcast, we'll talk about why it's useful to keep your own medical record, what to include, how to compile it, and ways to organize and store your records for safekeeping.

May 14, 2009
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This podcast addresses the importance of donating bone marrow.

January 9, 2008
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This podcast discusses a decision aid tool developed by ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario to help people who have had surgery for non-small cell lung cancer talk with their doctor about whether to have chemotherapy after surgery.