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. Cancer.Net Podcasts are edited for content and length. 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. 

November 3, 2014
Download MP3 (9.73 MB/10:37)

In this podcast, Dr. Howard Sandler discusses recommendations endorsed by ASCO for radiation therapy after prostatectomy, which is the removal of a man’s prostate. 

October 30, 2014
Download MP3 (6.53 MB/7:08)

In this podcast, Dr. Rebecca Smith-Bindman explains the cancer risks associated with computed tomography, or CT, scans and the importance of discussing the risks and benefits of this imaging test with your doctor.

October 16, 2014
Download MP3 (15.11 MB/16:30)

In this podcast, we’ll discuss meeting and working with a Child Life Specialist and some of the techniques they teach children to help them cope with their diagnosis and treatment. 

September 23, 2014
Download MP3 (23.2 MB/25:20)

Many people are familiar with physical therapists, or PTs, for sports injuries or for issues with muscles, joints, and bones, but PTs can treat a variety of functional problems. In this podcast, we discuss how seeing a PT can help a person with cancer, including how to know if you should visit a PT and what to expect during your visits. 

April 10, 2014
Download MP3 (13.2 MB/14:25)

Iris Cohen Fineberg, PhD, MSW, ACSW, OSW-C, and Penelope Damaskos, PhD, LCSW, OSW-C, discuss how social workers help patients get holistic care in partnership with the rest of the health care team. 

March 4, 2014
Download MP3 (6.23 MB/6:48)

Common costs related to cancer care.

February 10, 2014
Download MP3 (6.66 MB/7:16)

This podcast explains what clinical trials are, and how they are conducted.

January 6, 2014
Download MP3 (4.56 MB/4:59)

In this podcast, we discuss how to choose a doctor for your cancer care.

November 12, 2013
Download MP3 (6.91 MB/7:33)

In this podcast, we discuss what you can expect if you are scheduled for a biopsy.

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