patient perspective

July 23, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Many people hear the words “palliative care” and think “hospice.” However, palliative care is not the same thing as hospice care. Learn more about how palliative care provides support and relief to people with cancer from ASCO experts and a cancer survivor. Read More >>
July 16, 2015
Intuition generally fails us when we think about the risk of getting cancer. The math often goes against the way we think things ought to be. Breast cancer survivor Kat Caverly talks statistics and why she has chosen not to live her life by the numbers. Read More >>
July 7, 2015
When Josh Mailman was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, he didn’t expect his life to be defined by two of Dr. Seuss’ books—Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? and Oh, The Places You’ll Go. Now as a patient advocate, his goal is to ensure that others diagnosed with rare cancers do not need to rely on luck and travel to get the best outcome. Read More >>
June 23, 2015
People often say it's the simple things that make life worth living. Brain tumor survivor Andrew Langerman shares how the combination of books, games, and Dr. Who helped him cope with his diagnosis and treatment. Read More >>
June 16, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis. Read More >>

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