In March 2013, John’s wife Lori found a lump in her breast. Lori, a radiation oncologist, soon went from giving cancer care to receiving it. In this guest post, John talks about how to navigate a cancer diagnosis, a journey for which we are all ill-prepared.
Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis.
In January, Randy Hillard was part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration committee that considered the first application for a “biosimilar” medication. In this guest post, he describes patients’ role in the drug approval process and how the committee’s decision could influence cancer care in the future.
In this podcast, experts Charles Ryan, MD, and Thomas Powles, MD, talk about bladder cancer treatment, including some of the new approaches that are being developed.
Is More Extensive Surgery Better for Early-Stage Oral Cancer? – Research from the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
Doctors worldwide have struggled with this question for decades. A new study presented today at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting provides clarification on whether lymph nodes should be removed before or after cancer has been detected in the nodes of people with early-stage oral cancer.
In this podcast, experts discuss ASCO’s recent endorsement of ASTRO’s guideline for radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer.
Dr. Julie Brahmer from the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins shares details about the recent FDA approval of nivolumab (Opdivo) for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. She explains how this impacts the treatment of lung cancer.
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.
Misinformation about cancer is everywhere on the Internet. So how can you know what’s scientifically accurate when some of these myths may sound perfectly plausible?