Dr. Manali I. Patel discusses what people with cancer should know about getting access to advances presented at scientific meetings, including questions to ask your health care team, why access to new advances may not be available right away, and how to get involved with cancer research.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, prostate cancer survivor James E. Williams, Jr., shares how his experience with prostate cancer led him to understand the importance of patient advocacy and inspired him to get involved in bringing awareness to the disease.
Colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Ripley-Burgess shares what it was like being diagnosed with colorectal cancer twice, at ages 17 and 25, and how she navigated coping with her diagnosis as a teen and young adult.
Stage IV lung cancer survivor Frank Sierawski shares what it was like being diagnosed with cancer at age 35 and how he learned to cope with the diagnosis by living in the moment.
In this “Your Stories” podcast from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, Dr. Mark Lewis talks with breast cancer survivor Brenda Brody about the importance of building a support community during cancer and how it helped her cope with her diagnosis.
Dr. Tara Rajendran shares the power of music in helping people with cancer cope, including the physical, emotional, and mental benefits it provides and how people with cancer can get started with integrating music into their care.
In this “Your Stories” podcast from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, Dr. Don Dizon and Scout from the National LGBT Cancer Network discuss the unique challenges LGBTQ+ people with cancer face and why their inclusion in cancer care and data is so important.
In this “Voices on Cancer” post, oncology nurse Claire Thevenot shares what it was like being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer and how the diagnosis led her to a full-time career in patient advocacy.
Patient advocate Patty Spears discusses what eligibility criteria for cancer clinical trials are, why they’re important to cancer research, and how eligibility criteria are changing to include more people with cancer in clinical trials.
“No Person With Cancer or Survivor Should Ever Feel Alone”: A Patient Advocate’s ASCO Annual Meeting Story
Colon cancer survivor Robert Greene shares how his diagnosis led him to patient advocacy and how attending the ASCO Annual Meeting has helped him feel more involved with the cancer community.