In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Drs. Michael Fisch, Melissa Accordino, and Arlene Chung discuss how social media, electronic health records, and wearable technology can improve cancer care for patients.
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira talks about the different ways in which we can all make a difference.
Last week, Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO, became the new Editor in Chief of Cancer.Net. She has spent her career working to improve communication between patients and doctors and has a distinct vision for the future of Cancer.Net.
Hearing the word cancer is one of people’s biggest fears. In this guest post, Dr. Rick Boulay challenges everything you thought you knew about cancer and shares how he found hope after his wife was diagnosed with leukemia.
Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.
Many people hear “palliative care” and think “hospice.” Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, relates his experiences discussing palliative care with patients and explains why he believes palliative care should mean “helping me cope.”
Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.
Cancer.Net has undergone a complete redesign and renovation. Discover how this new look and feel has made all of the site’s oncologist-approved information easier to find with fewer clicks.
Peripheral neuropathy, fatigue, depression, and anxiety affect many people both during and after cancer treatment. ASCO recently published guidelines outlining the best ways to prevent and manage these side effects based on current research.
Dr. Anas Younes explores the recent debate over columns published in The New York Times and The Guardian and discusses how both doctors and patients use social media to talk about cancer.