Child life specialists help children understand what will happen in the hospital and help families cope with a cancer diagnosis and treatment. In this interview, Carolyn Schneiders Fung, CCLS, and Molly Spragins, CCLS, describe the important role child life specialists play in the care of children with cancer.
In this ASCO Post article, Lori Piggott describes the lessons she has learned while dealing with three cancers over three decades.
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.
Dr. Rick Boulay explores where hope lives and how to access it when we need it the most.
Heather Von St. James and her family have turned the day she had surgery to treat mesothelioma into a huge celebration—Lung Leavin’ Day. In this guest post, she explains how adding a little humor to her cancer experience has taken away some of the fear.
Writing about your thoughts and feelings has a number of physical, emotional, and social benefits. Learn more about expressive writing and get some tips to help you get started.
In this guest post, David Tabatsky shows how writing can be a useful tool for managing fear and coping with other powerful emotions after a cancer diagnosis.
Jane O. Smith offers insights about embracing and expressing the physical (and emotional) changes that happen after a mastectomy and other types of cancer treatment.
Georgia Hurst, a Lynch syndrome advocate, describes from her personal experience the emotional and physical toll being diagnosed with a genetic condition that increases cancer risk can take.
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.