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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.

Caring for the Symptoms of Cancer and its Treatment

December 30, 2013
Download MP3 (3.84 MB/4:11)

In this podcast, we discuss palliative care.

Fertility and Cancer Treatment

June 9, 2013
Download MP3 (5.94 MB/6:29)

In this podcast, we talk about how cancer treatment affects the body and options for men and women to preserve their fertility. We'll end with some questions to ask the doctor that you may want to jot down.

Cancer and Depression

May 20, 2013
Download MP3 (5.59 MB/6:06)

In this podcast, we talk about what depression is, including its causes and symptoms, and how it can be treated.

Cancer and Anxiety

May 20, 2013
Download MP3 (5.05 MB/5:31)

In this podcast, we discuss anxiety, including its causes and symptoms, and how it can be treated.

When to Call the Doctor

April 29, 2013
Download MP3 (7.02 MB/7:40)

In this podcast, we talk about how to recognize three serious conditions that require an call to your doctor. You will also learn how to help prevent these conditions and receive a list of questions to ask your health care team.

Anesthesia - What to Expect

April 19, 2012
Download MP3 (4.56 MB/4:59)

This podcast discusses what to expect from anesthesia, including the four most common types.

Coping With the Fear of Side Effects

March 26, 2012
Download MP3 (3.36 MB/3:40)

How to cope with the fear of side effects before starting cancer treatment.

After Breast Cancer: Preventing Lymphedema

October 17, 2011
Download MP3 (4.96 MB/5:25)

In this podcast, we talk about what lymphedema is and why it can occur after cancer treatment. We also review the signs and symptoms you should be aware of, as well as some practical steps to take to reduce your risk.

Managing Nausea and Vomiting Caused by Cancer Treatment, with Gary Lyman, MD

September 26, 2011
Download MP3 (9.25 MB/10:07)

In this podcast, Dr. Gary Lyman discusses nausea and vomiting. Some cancer treatments, including radiation therapy and chemotherapy, may cause these types of side effects. The best way to treat vomiting is to prevent it with medications called antiemetics. To help doctors give their patients the best possible care, ASCO has developed evidence-based recommendations for the use of drugs that prevent vomiting. These guidelines were updated in 2011 to reflect the latest research, and the purpose of this podcast is to summarize these findings.

Dental Health During Cancer Treatment

February 17, 2010
Download MP3 (5.5 MB/6:00)

In this podcast, we'll talk about the types of cancer treatments that may cause oral side effects, as well as the ways people with cancer can prevent and manage such dental problems.

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