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May 7, 2015
· Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO

Choosing Your Words Wisely: Imagery, Metaphors, and Cancer

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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.

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April 28, 2015
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

FDA Approval of Nivolumab for Lung Cancer

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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.

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April 7, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Fertility

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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.

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March 17, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Pathologists

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Pathologists play an essential role in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In this interview, Carey August, MD, and Chanjuan Shi, MD, PhD, discuss what they do on a daily basis to help care for people with cancer.

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February 18, 2015
· Maria Garcia-Jimenez, MS

La Relajación para Personas con Cáncer

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Después de un diagnóstico de cáncer, el estrés puede incrementar los síntomas físicos e impactar la calidad de vida significativamente. Varios métodos de relajación ayudan a disminuir la ansiedad y promueven beneficios para el cuerpo entero.

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