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.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.
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.
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.
Dr. Rick Boulay explores where hope lives and how to access it when we need it the most.
In these podcasts, Cancer.Net experts provide context for some of the science highlights from the 2014 ASCO Annual Meeting earlier this year.
Dr. Robert Miller discusses the impact of online portals for patients at cancer centers and provides some helpful dos and don’ts for using them.
Research Round Up podcasts series continues! Two more expert-led podcasts with highlights from ASCO’s Annual Meeting on brain tumors, central nervous system tumors, and childhood cancers.
Two expert-led podcasts with highlights from ASCO’s Annual Meeting. These podcasts cover research on prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and melanoma.