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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
September 3, 2015 · Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO
Talking about topics like the possibility of a recurrence or end-of-life care is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor. Dr. Schapira shares why having these difficult conversations early and often is so important, and what they can bring to people with cancer and their families. Read More >>
March 19, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Last February, Amber’s aunt died of breast cancer. Her cousin was 10 weeks pregnant at the time. In this post, she reflects on how a new beginning has helped her family cope with a difficult ending. Read More >>
March 3, 2015
After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments. Read More >>
January 30, 2015 · Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP
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.” Read More >>
December 4, 2014 · Randy Hillard, MD
Connecting with others who know exactly what you are going through provides much-needed support for many people with cancer. Randy Hillard, MD, talks about how joining (and now administrating) an online group for people with stomach cancer offers so much more than support. Read More >>

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