With most things in life, there are risks and benefits. It’s important to know these factors before you get any treatment or test. In this podcast, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD shares about the connection between computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer risk.
For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.
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.
There are hundreds of cancer-focused charities you could choose to support, but how do you know where your money would be put to the best use? Get tips to become more savvy with your giving.
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.
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.
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.
Developing a strong relationship with your doctor and other health care professionals takes open, honest communication—on both sides. Get an inside perspective on navigating the potential challenges of talking with your health care team.
Decisions about your health can be complicated and overwhelming. So where can you turn for help and information that will make this process easier? Get the inside scoop on making informed decisions.