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.
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.
For a variety of podcasts designed for professionals in the field of oncology, see the ASCO Podcasts.
ASCO's Policy Statement Update on Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility, with Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH
In this podcast, we discuss the updated ASCO policy statement on genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, published in January 2010. This podcast is led by Dr. Kenneth Offit, and will help explain what this policy statement means for patients.
An illness such as cancer can be one of the most stressful events in a person's life. In this podcast, we'll discuss some practical tips for reducing stress.
Leg Swelling After Cancer Treatment
In this podcast, we'll review why people treated for certain types of cancer have a higher risk of leg lymphedema, symptoms to watch out for, and some things to do to reduce the risk of leg lymphedema.
Barium Enema - What to Expect
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.
Testicular Cancer with Olympic Swimmer and Survivor Eric Shanteau
In this podcast, Cancer.Net speaks with U.S. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau about his experience with testicular cancer.
Keeping a Personal Medical Record
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.
Patient Resource Publishing, with Linette Atwood
This podcast is about a not-for-profit organization called Patient Resource Publishing, which offers a printed information guide for people newly diagnosed with cancer, as a way to provide basic information about treatments and cancer care facilities that may be helpful as they make decisions about their health care.
The Importance of Hydration
In this podcast, we'll review why people with cancer have a higher risk of dehydration, what symptoms to watch out for that may signal dehydration, and offer five simple ways to help keep your body's fluid supply in balance.
Cancer in the Summer
This podcast talks about six steps that people with cancer can take to stay healthy and comfortable during warmer weather.
Donating Bone Marrow
This podcast addresses the importance of donating bone marrow.