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October 21, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
The cost of cancer care is often a major source of stress for people with cancer. For some, these costs force them to make major lifestyle and medical care changes. Studies presented at both ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology and Quality Care Symposia shed more light on the financial challenges of cancer. Read More >>
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 14, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
According to research that will be presented at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium, 64% of parents with advanced cancer chose life-extending treatments, indicating that having children is an important factor in treatment decision-making. Read More >>
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 >>
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 >>

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