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.

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.

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 .

2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Highlights, with Morton Kahlenberg, MD

January 18, 2011
Download MP3 (17.09 MB/18:40)

Morton Kahlenberg, MD, discusses the research highlights from the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, California, including research on esophageal cancer, anal cancer, colorectal cancer, and gastrointestinal stromal tumor.

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.

Cancer and the Holidays

December 20, 2010
Download MP3 (2.63 MB/2:52)

Five tips to help people with cancer best enjoy the holiday season.

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.

ASCO's Policy Statement Update on Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility, with Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH

January 11, 2010
Download MP3 (11.13 MB/12:09)

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.

Managing Stress

December 2, 2009
Download MP3 (6.25 MB/6:50)

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

September 23, 2009
Download MP3 (5.9 MB/6:27)

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.

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