communication

October 23, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Pain Management

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Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.

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October 16, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Child Life Specialists in Oncology

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Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.

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September 23, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Physical Therapists in Oncology

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Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.

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September 11, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Breast Surgery Options

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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.

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August 28, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Building a Relationship With Your Cancer Care Team

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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.

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August 19, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Back to School

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Many kids have been away from school for the summer, but what about if you’ve been away for cancer treatment? Find out what steps you can take to make the return to the classroom a little smoother.

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August 14, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Prognosis

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After a cancer diagnosis, people often wonder about their treatment and recovery. Ira Byock, MD, shares tips for discussing prognosis with your doctor and explains what this really means.

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August 12, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Extreme Makeover: Cancer.Net Edition

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Cancer.Net has undergone a complete redesign and renovation. Discover how this new look and feel has made all of the site’s oncologist-approved information easier to find with fewer clicks.

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