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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
March 3, 2016
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

When Is It Time for a Second Opinion?

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Second opinions can save lives, especially when it comes to cancer. Dr. Schapira covers the ins and outs of second (and third and fourth) opinions.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
February 2, 2016
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

In the Driver’s Seat

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World Cancer Day is this week. In recognition of this day, Dr. Schapira describes 4 ways that patients can put themselves in the driver’s seat of their cancer care.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
January 7, 2016
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Communication Is Teamwork

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Dr. Schapira discusses how communication between patients and doctors is essential for effective teamwork in the treatment of cancer.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
December 3, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Every Step of the Way

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Dr. Schapira talks about the transition from person with cancer to survivor and considerations for appropriate medical care after cancer.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
October 6, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Living with Uncertainty

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Dr. Schapira reflects on how many people find strength and encouragement while living with cancer.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
September 3, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Difficult Conversations

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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.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
July 30, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Research and Perspectives on Supportive Care in Cancer

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Dr. Schapira recently attended the Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer. In this post, she shares what she took away from this multidisciplinary group of health professionals and researchers about managing the physical and emotional side effects of cancer.

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