decision making

December 16, 2014
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Phase I Clinical Trials

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In this podcast, Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, explains the recent ASCO statement on phase I clinical trials and why these studies are important treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

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October 30, 2014
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

CT Scans and Cancer Risk

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With most things in life, there are risks and benefits. It’s important to know these factors before you get any treatment or test. In this podcast, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD shares about the connection between computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer risk.

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October 28, 2014
· Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo

Taking Charge of Your Care

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For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.

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September 25, 2014
· Katie Heller, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO staff

How Do I Know I’m Supporting a Good Charity?

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There are hundreds of cancer-focused charities you could choose to support, but how do you know where your money would be put to the best use? Get tips to become more savvy with your giving.

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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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