A therapy animal has been trained to visit hospitals and other healthcare environments to provide comfort, help decrease a patient’s pain or discomfort, encourage movement, and even serve a role in a patient’s treatment program. In today’s podcast, Leslie Horton will discuss what is involved in training a dog or other pet to become a therapy animal.
Genetic testing can help estimate a person’s chance of developing cancer in their lifetime based on changes, or mutations, in their genetic code. Genetic counselors are specially trained medical professionals who can assess and advise people on their individual risk of cancer based on their family’s history of cancer and the results of genetic testing. In this podcast, Tiffani DeMarco explains the role of a genetic counselor and discusses how genetic testing has changed over time.
Voices on Cancer is a Cancer.Net Blog series where advocates share their stories and the lessons they have learned about being a cancer advocate. In this Voices on Cancer podcast, young adult cancer survivor Matthew Zachary shares his advocacy story and shares tips to help advocate for young adults with cancer.
Through art therapy, someone with cancer can explore and express feelings that they may not be able to say aloud. In today’s podcast, Michelle Itczak will discuss the role of art therapy in cancer care, and what someone with cancer should know about working with an art therapist.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Anthony Alberg explains why it’s not too late to quit smoking after a cancer diagnosis, including the immediate and long-term benefits during and after cancer treatment. He also addresses common myths around quitting smoking and provides resources for someone who wants to quit.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Arti Hurria, Dr. Lee Jones, and Dr. Hyman Muss will discuss their article “Cancer Treatment as an Accelerated Aging Process: Assessment, Biomarkers, and Interventions.” They discuss research on why aging-related problems—such as physical conditions or cognitive decline—occur more frequently in cancer survivors, and how these aging-related problems can be prevented or minimized.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Sumanta Kumar Pal will discuss three studies highlighted at the 2017 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium, including two studies on metastatic kidney cancer and one study on metastatic prostate cancer.
In today’s podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira will discuss 3 new studies presented at the 2017 Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research, held January 27 and 28 in San Diego, California.
In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 2016 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, held December third through sixth in San Diego, California.
In today’s podcast, we’ll discuss some of the new research that was presented at the 2016 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held December sixth through tenth in San Antonio, Texas.