Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.
First in this podcast series, Dr. Brian Rini shares his perspective on current and new approaches to kidney cancer treatment.
Some cancer treatments may cause infertility, but there are things you can do to preserve your ability to have children. Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility preservation specialist, explains why discussing fertility with your doctor is so important and gives tips for starting these conversations.
Talking about sexual concerns can sometimes feel uncomfortable. In this video, Dr. Don S. Dizon examines some of the sexual concerns you may face during or after cancer treatment, including tips for talking with your health care team.
In this podcast, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and patient Dr. Judith Nudelman shares what lymphedema is and how to manage it.
After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.
Talking about cancer is difficult because it involves intense emotions and topics that couples may not wish to discuss. However, keeping the lines of communication open provides vital support at this difficult time.
Many people hear “palliative care” and think “hospice.” Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, relates his experiences discussing palliative care with patients and explains why he believes palliative care should mean “helping me cope.”
Counseling helps many patients and families cope with the emotional challenges of cancer and minimize the negative effects it can have on their relationships. In this interview, June C. Foss, LMFT, and Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, discuss the benefits of therapy and how to access these services.
In this podcast, Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi shares highlights of a new study about the connection between Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer treatment.