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October 28, 2014 Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo
For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival. Read More
October 23, 2014 Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations. Read More
October 21, 2014 Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
The cost of cancer care is often a major source of stress for people with cancer. For some, these costs force them to make major lifestyle and medical care changes. Studies presented at both ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology and Quality Care Symposia shed more light on the financial challenges of cancer. Read More
October 16, 2014
Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer. Read More
October 14, 2014 Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
According to research that will be presented at ASCO’s 2014 Quality Care Symposium, 64% of parents with advanced cancer chose life-extending treatments, indicating that having children is an important factor in treatment decision-making. Read More

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