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.
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.
The cost of cancer care is often a major source of stress for people with cancer. For some, these costs force them to make major lifestyle and medical care changes. Studies presented at both ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology and Quality Care Symposia shed more light on the financial challenges of cancer.
According to research that will be presented at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium, 64% of parents with advanced cancer chose life-extending treatments, indicating that having children is an important factor in treatment decision-making.
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.
New Insight on the Factors Affecting Local and Regional Recurrence from the 2014 Breast Cancer Symposium
Learn more about the results of a large study that has identified two factors that may help predict the chance that breast cancer will come back in the breast or nearby areas better than the cancer’s stage.
Get highlights of two studies that provide insight into why some women with early-stage breast cancer choose to have a double mastectomy and the risk of complications they may experience after this surgery.
Colon cancer survivor David Nethero describes how he used meditation and positive mental imagery to cope with some of the physical side effects of chemotherapy and be present in the moment.
There are so many things to consider before a trip, but what about if you are traveling to receive cancer treatment? Here is some practical advice to help ease your mind and make the transition a bit easier.
Prostate cancer patient advocate Alvin Chin describes how his experiences in Chicago satisfied his “sweet tooth” for relevant and important cancer information.