After being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, a high school teacher struggles with figuring out how he will pay for his cancer treatment and keep from going broke. Although this is the basis for the hugely popular TV series Breaking Bad, for many people living with cancer, figuring out how to deal with the financial fallout of cancer and cancer treatment is a stark reality.
In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.
Dr. Rick Boulay explores where hope lives and how to access it when we need it the most.
Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.
Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.
New Strategies to Improve Quality of Life for Patients, Survivors, and Caregivers From the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting
Researchers are continuing to find new ways to reduce the side effects of treatment and improve quality of life. Get highlights of five studies presented today at the ASCO Annual Meeting.
When you no longer need a medication, it is important to get rid of it as safely as possible. Here are three ways to dispose of unused or partially empty prescriptions.
Peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, depression, and anxiety affect many people both during and after cancer treatment. ASCO recently published guidelines outlining the best ways to prevent and manage these side effects based on current research.
Samantha Rose describes the pressure cancer survivors like her put on themselves to feel happy and optimistic after finishing treatment and how she has learned to be more patient with herself.
It’s never too late to quit. Graham Warren, MD, PhD, shares his expert perspective on the benefits of stopping tobacco use after a cancer diagnosis.