In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira reflects on the mutual trust and respect that can develop between oncologists and their patients.
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The use of technology to deliver health care services can help patients who can’t visit their doctors in person. Known as “telehealth,” this way for doctors to communicate with patients has already helped improve the lives of patients with cancer.
Patient educators answer questions about cancer, treatment, and side effects. This prepares patients and family members to make educated health care decisions.
Music therapists provide personalized music-based interventions to address patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social needs.
When cancer treatment ends, where does post-treatment survivorship care begin? For caregiver Aki Smith and her dad, a stomach cancer survivor, the answer was in the office of a primary care physician.
May is Oncology Nursing Month. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about the key roles that oncology nurses fill on the cancer care team.
If you provide care for a person with cancer, you may find that you may need assistance with the tasks and responsibilities that come with this role. Exploring new caregiving options can help your loved one to continue receiving high-quality care while you maintain your health and well-being.
Art therapists use the visual arts to help people with cancer achieve wellness goals.
Progress continues in how cancer care is delivered, but there are still obstacles, including issues in patients’ access to care, costs of care, and administrative burden. The fourth annual ASCO State of Cancer Care in America report highlights where cancer care stands in 2017.
Dr. Kimberly Allison is a pathologist specializing in breast cancer, and she is also a breast cancer survivor. Find out why pathology is so important in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.