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 (PDF) competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center.



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.

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.

December 20, 2010
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Five tips to help people with cancer best enjoy the holiday season.

February 17, 2010
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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.

January 11, 2010
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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.

December 2, 2009
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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.

September 23, 2009
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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.

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.