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. Howard Bailey will discuss human papillomavirus, or HPV, and explain why it’s associated with certain types of cancer. He also discusses HPV vaccines, and how they can help lower the risk of these cancers.
In this podcast, Dr. Michael Fisch, Dr. Melissa Accordino, and Dr. Arlene Chung discuss their article, “Using Technology to Improve Cancer Care: Social Media, Wearables, and Electronic Health Records,” and explain how doctors are using digital technology to communicate with their patients, and each other.
Cancer care has become increasingly complex, so someone with cancer will be treated by a collaborative team of health care providers that includes doctors, nurses, and a wide range of additional specialists. In today’s podcast, Wendy Vogel discusses the role of oncology advanced practitioners, or APs, as a part of this multidisciplinary team.
In today’s podcast, Lillie Shockney discusses her article, “The Value of Patient Navigators as Members of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Care Team.” Nurse navigators, also known as patient navigators, help a person with cancer “navigate” the hospital and human services bureaucracies. This includes assisting with decision making, coordinating services, and advocating for the patient with the other members of the health care team.
In today’s podcast, we will discuss direct-to-consumer genetic testing. You may have seen these at-home genetic testing kits advertised on television or the internet. Genetic testing can be used to estimate a person's risk of developing specific diseases, such as cancer. However, direct-to-consumer genetic testing may have significant limitations, and the decision to be tested for cancer risk is complex. This podcast will be led by Dr. Nadine Tung, the Director of the Cancer Risk and Prevention Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Patient-reported outcomes, or PROs, are anything reported directly by the patient, such as symptoms or emotions. In today’s podcast, Dr. Lee Schwartzberg discusses his article, “Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes: The Time Is Ripe for Integration Into Patient Care and Clinical Research,” and explains how electronic PRO systems can help improve communication between patients and their health care team.