Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net Podcasts

Cancer.Net is pleased to offer its patient information on cancer research, treatment, coping, and many other topics in an audio podcast format. This gives people with cancer, and their families and friends, an additional option of how they'd like to receive oncologist-approved information from Cancer.Net.

The Cancer.Net Podcasts series has been awarded a Merit Award in the Digital Health Awards competition, which recognizes high-quality digital health resources for consumers and health professionals. The awards are organized by the Health Information Resource Center. Learn more about Cancer.Net awards and recognition.

Explaining Podcasts

A Cancer.Net Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file in which a specific cancer-related topic is addressed in order to assist people with cancer. A podcast can be listened to online (through the Internet) or downloaded to your computer free of charge. After downloading, a Cancer.Net Podcast may also be transferred to an MP3 audio player, such as an iPod. To download or listen to a Cancer.Net Podcast on your computer, you will need software capable of playing MP3 files, such as Windows Media Player or QuickTime. Full written transcripts are available.

You may also want to subscribe to Cancer.Net Podcasts, so that new offerings are automatically downloaded to your personal computer as soon as they are available. To subscribe, copy-and-paste the link below into software that allows podcast subscriptions, such as iTunes or Juice.

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

September 23, 2009
Download MP3 (5.9 MB/6:27)

In this podcast, we'll review why people treated for certain types of cancer have a higher risk of leg lymphedema, symptoms to watch out for, and some things to do to reduce the risk of leg lymphedema.

September 9, 2009
Download MP3 (5.86 MB/6:24)

In this podcast, we'll explain what happens during a barium enema and how you can prepare for the procedure, including a list of questions to ask your doctor.

August 19, 2009
Download MP3 (11.45 MB/12:30)

In this podcast, Cancer.Net speaks with U.S. Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau about his experience with testicular cancer.

August 12, 2009
Download MP3 (6.12 MB/6:41)

In this podcast, we'll talk about why it's useful to keep your own medical record, what to include, how to compile it, and ways to organize and store your records for safekeeping.

July 29, 2009
Download MP3 (7.07 MB/7:43)

This podcast is about a not-for-profit organization called Patient Resource Publishing, which offers a printed information guide for people newly diagnosed with cancer, as a way to provide basic information about treatments and cancer care facilities that may be helpful as they make decisions about their health care.

July 1, 2009
Download MP3 (5.55 MB/6:03)

In this podcast, we'll review why people with cancer have a higher risk of dehydration, what symptoms to watch out for that may signal dehydration, and offer five simple ways to help keep your body's fluid supply in balance.

June 17, 2009
Download MP3 (5.82 MB/6:21)

This podcast talks about six steps that people with cancer can take to stay healthy and comfortable during warmer weather.

May 14, 2009
Download MP3 (4.62 MB/5:03)

This podcast addresses the importance of donating bone marrow.

April 15, 2009
Download MP3 (9.41 MB/10:17)

This podcast talks about Planet Cancer, an advocacy and support community of young adults with cancer.

March 25, 2009
Download MP3 (15.15 MB/16:33)

This podcast talks about Imerman Angels, a not-for-profit organization providing one-on-one cancer support by partnering people living with cancer with those who are survivors of the same type of cancer.