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October 16, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer. Read More >>
October 7, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
One in three people with cancer experiences anxiety, depression, or another mental health challenge, according to the results of a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. However, there are a number of support resources available for both patients and families. Read More >>
September 30, 2014 · Lori Piggott, as told to Jo Cavello
In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades. Read More >>
September 2, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Get highlights of two studies that provide insight into why some women with early-stage breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy and the risk of complications they may experience after this surgery. Read More >>
August 21, 2014 · Jyoti Patel, MD
Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically. Read More >>

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