Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net offers trusted, timely, and compassionate information for people with cancer, survivors, and their families and loved ones. Cancer.Net Podcasts is an award-winning series providing expert information and tips on coping with cancer, recaps of the latest research advances, and thoughtful discussions on cancer care in audio format.

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Cancer.Net podcasts are edited for content and length. Full written transcripts are available.

Podcast transcripts were funded (in part) by the Conquer Cancer Mission Endowment Fund. 

September 7, 2017
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Many people with cancer receive long-term therapy after their primary cancer treatment—such as surgery or chemotherapy—has ended, in order reduce the risk of their cancer returning or worsening. In today’s podcast, Dr. Ryan Nipp discusses the unique challenges faced by people who receive this extended therapy and their caregivers. Dr. Nipp also talks about the importance of survivorship care plans and having open communication between patients and their health care team in addressing these challenges.

August 29, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Judith Paice discusses options for managing cancer-related pain, including opioid medications, and medication-free alternatives. She also discusses the use of cannabinoids, which are derived from marijuana, including recent clinical research and associated risks and barriers. 

August 16, 2017
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In today’s podcast, Dr. Erika Ramsdale and Dr. Andrew Chapman discuss new options for improving care for older adults with cancer, including online tools and telecommunications options. Dr. Ramsdale is a board-certified specialist in geriatric medicine and medical oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is the co-director of the Jefferson Senior Adult Oncology Center and a board-certified medical oncologist and hematologist at Thomas Jefferson University.

June 29, 2017
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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.

May 9, 2017
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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.  

April 25, 2017
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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.

April 20, 2017
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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. 

March 14, 2017
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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.  

February 28, 2017
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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.  

December 1, 2016
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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. 

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