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Cancer.Net is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they'd like to receive oncologist-approved information from Cancer.Net.
A Cancer.Net Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file in which a specific cancer-related topic is addressed in order to assist people with cancer. A podcast can be listened to online (through the Internet) or downloaded to your computer free of charge. After downloading, a Cancer.Net Podcast may also be transferred to an MP3 audio player, such as an iPod. To download or listen to a Cancer.Net Podcast on your computer, you will need software capable of playing MP3 files, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime.
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For a variety of podcasts designed for professionals in the field of oncology, see the ASCO Podcasts.
Dietary and Herbal Supplements
Explains what dietary and herbal supplements are, and things to ask if you are considering using them during cancer treatment.
What is Chemoprevention
In this podcast, you'll receive a definition of chemoprevention, what these medications can and cannot do, and how they are being studied. We'll also look at some examples of chemoprevention that are being used or studied for their potential benefit in preventing cancer.
Meeting With a Genetic Counselor
What to expect when you meet with a genetic counselor.
Protecting Your Skin From the Sun
Warmer weather often means more time is spent outdoors in the sun. However, it is important to remember a few simple steps to reduce exposure to the sun's harmful rays, called ultraviolet or UV rays, because UV exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer.
HPV and Cancer
In this podcast, we'll explain what HPV is and talk about the symptoms, the types of HPV that may cause cancer, ways to reduce the risk of infection, and a vaccine to prevent some types of HPV.
ASCO's Policy Statement Update on Genetic Testing for Cancer Susceptibility, with Kenneth Offit, MD, MPH
In this podcast, we discuss the updated ASCO policy statement on genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, published in January 2010. This podcast is led by Dr. Kenneth Offit, and will help explain what this policy statement means for patients.
Tobacco use is associated with an increased risk of at least fifteen different types of cancer, and quitting smoking is the single most important thing a person can do to lower his or her cancer risk.