patient perspective

October 10, 2019
Kate Sweitzer

How My Cancer Care Combined Complementary and Conventional Treatments

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Breast cancer survivor Kate Sweitzer knew complementary and alternative therapies couldn’t replace her standard cancer treatment, but she was passionate about including other therapies in her care. Learn how she did so safely by working closely with her oncologist.

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Conquer Cancer ® The ASCO Foundation; Your Stories: Behind the Breakthroughs; conquer.org/yourstories
July 31, 2019
Patra Wroten, Conquer Cancer staff

"Your Stories" Podcasts: Conquering Cancer as a Family

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The "Your Stories" podcast series from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, provides insight into what it’s like to conquer cancer from different viewpoints. The podcasts featured here touch on how families cope with a cancer diagnosis.

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Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez; Voices on Cancer
April 11, 2019
Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez, DHSc

Bringing the Hispanic Experience to Cancer Research

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Dr. Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 has led to a career of advocacy in cancer research as well as bringing the Hispanic experience to cancer clinicians.

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Conquer Cancer ® The ASCO Foundation; Your Stories: Behind the Breakthroughs; conquer.org/yourstories
March 28, 2019
Patra Wroten, Conquer Cancer staff

“Your Stories” Podcasts: Conquering Cancer as a Young Adult

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Cancer can affect anyone, including young adults and teens. In these “Your Stories” podcasts from ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, two survivors tell their stories about when a diagnosis of cancer changed everything.

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September 11, 2018
Doug Smith

Learning About Your Cancer Diagnosis in a Fog

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People diagnosed with cancer often say they were stunned when they heard the news and unable to process what they heard afterward, as if a fog had obscured everything. After this initial shock, it is important to learn about what comes next. Leukemia survivor Doug Smith shares his experiences with coping with this fog.

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July 25, 2018
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

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After being diagnosed with cancer, journalist Loriana Hernandez-Aldama learned that living a healthy lifestyle before treatment begins can help you cope with and manage the challenges to come. This practice of preparing yourself for cancer treatment is sometimes called prehabilitation.

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