Quality of Life
Videos about how to manage common challenges of living with cancer
Meaningful Conversations is a Cancer.Net blog series that describes the important discussions people may need to have with their providers, caregivers, and loved ones during cancer and offers ways to help navigate these conversations. Listen to ASCO President Dr. Lynn M. Schuchter introduce the series and explain how it connects to her Presidential Message, "The Art and Science of Cancer Care: From Comfort to Cure" and read the first post in this series on the Cancer.Net Blog.
Cancer caregivers face unique stresses—in a recent survey, 36% of caregivers were emotionally stressed, 17% reported financial problems, and 18% felt physically strained. Caregivers need support so they can keep supporting others.
Cancer not only affects people physically but mentally as well. Make mental health a priority in cancer care. Learn the signs and talk with a doctor.
Depression affects many people with cancer, and people with breast cancer report some of the highest rates around the world. Know the signs. Talk with a doctor. Get support.
The mental and emotional impact of cancer can often be overlooked or ignored during diagnosis and treatment. Understanding the signs is the first step in getting care.
A cancer diagnosis and treatment can cause physical and emotional changes that affect intimacy, sexual health, and fertility. In this video, Dr. Don Dizon offers guidance and encourages patients to talk with their oncology team about these important topics.
A cancer diagnosis is difficult to hear and can set off a range of complex emotions. Medical oncologist Dr. Lidia Schapira offers compassionate advice for finding support that is right for you and recognizing when you might need professional help.
Dr. Gregory Reaman gives an overview of childhood cancer survivorship and the importance of follow-up care after treatment is complete.
Dr. Eric Winer outlines some self-image and body image changes a woman may encounter due to breast cancer treatment, along with coping strategies.
ASCO member Diane Blum talks about the importance of addressing the emotional and social needs of people with cancer.