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January 22, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Marriage and Family Therapists in Cancer Care

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Counseling helps many patients and families cope with the emotional challenges of cancer and minimize the negative effects it can have on their relationships. In this interview, June C. Foss, LMFT, and Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, discuss the benefits of therapy and how to access these services.

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January 15, 2015
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

New Study: Vitamin D and Colorectal Cancer

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In this podcast, Dr. Smitha Krishnamurthi shares highlights of a new study about the connection between Vitamin D levels and colorectal cancer treatment.

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January 8, 2015
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

The Best of Cancer.Net—2014

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From test results to side effects, research advances to advice on healthy living, Cancer.Net continues to provide timely, reliable, comprehensive information to people with cancer and those who care about and for them. So what content made it to the top in 2014? Here’s a rundown of the most popular podcasts, articles, blog posts, and videos of the year.

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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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December 2, 2014
· Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Coping with “Scanxiety”

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Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans.

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November 18, 2014
· Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Medical Interpreters in Cancer Care

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Language can sometimes be a barrier to high-quality cancer care. In this interview, medical interpreters for the Inova Health System describe the important role language services play in the care of people with cancer who don’t speak English as their first language.

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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 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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