Oncologist-approved cancer information from the American Society of Clinical Oncology

Cancer Basics

Watch patient-friendly videos about the basics of cancer care, particularly helpful if you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with cancer.

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January 29, 2013

Dr. John Sweetenham talks about finding a doctor after a cancer diagnosis.

January 2, 2013

Dr. Maurie Markman talks about the first steps to take after being diagnosed with cancer.

January 2, 2013

The type of cancer treatment your doctor recommends depends on the type of cancer, the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and your overall health. Learn about the most common types of cancer treatment, such as surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

October 17, 2011

ASCO member Diane Blum, MSW, talks about managing the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis.

September 19, 2011

Adolescents and young adults with cancer often face unique questions and challenges. In this video, Dr. Melissa Hudson discusses the needs of this specific age group.

August 8, 2011

More than 60% of cancers in the United States occur in people over the age of 65. In this video, Dr. Richard Goldberg discusses the challenges and needs of older adults with cancer.

July 25, 2011

Lidia Schapira, MD, ofrece una introducción a los estudios clínicos y su importancia en la investigación del cáncer.

Dr. Lidia Schapira gives an introduction to clinical trials and their importance in cancer research.

June 20, 2011

Patient advocate Mary Lou Smith outlines what things to consider when a person with cancer is reviewing clinical trials (research studies) when making treatment plan decisions.

May 2, 2011

Dr. Eric Singer explains how clinical trials are reviewed to ensure the safety of the patients involved.

April 4, 2011

Dr. Carolyn Runowicz introduces informed consent, a process that helps every patient understand the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives before they join a clinical trial.

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