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October 9, 2014 · Jyoti Patel, MD
This weekend, Dr. Jyoti Patel will be running the Chicago Marathon to celebrate all of those with advanced lung cancer who are here “10 years strong.” During her long training runs, Dr. Patel has been able to reflect on her patients and look forward to the next great advances in lung cancer prevention and treatment. Read More >>
September 23, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer. Read More >>
September 11, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision. Read More >>
September 9, 2014 · Julie Longlet, ASCO Staff
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life. 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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