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December 16, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Phase I Clinical Trials

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In this podcast, Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, explains the recent ASCO statement on phase I clinical trials and why these studies are important treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

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Tuning in to the risk of TV for Cancer Survivors www.cancer.net/blog
December 9, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Can Watching TV Put Cancer Survivors at Risk?

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According to a new Journal of Clinical Oncology study, physical inactivity and TV watching are linked to higher mortality risks for colorectal cancer survivors. However, you don't have to miss your favorite shows to become more active.

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scan-xiety (noun) : the anxiety associated with cancer-detecting scans
December 2, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Coping with “Scanxiety”

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Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans.

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10 tips to make holiday grocery shopping easier www.cancer.net/blog
November 20, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

10 Tips to Make Holiday Grocery Shopping Easier

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With so many holiday traditions revolving around the dinner table, grocery shopping is a major task this time of year. Here are 10 tips to make grocery shopping less of a chore for people with cancer.

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November 18, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Medical Interpreters in Cancer Care

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Language can sometimes be a barrier to high-quality cancer care. In this interview, medical interpreters for the Inova Health System describe the important role language services play in the care of people with cancer who don’t speak English as their first language.

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October 23, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Pain Management

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Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.

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October 16, 2014

Spotlight On: Child Life Specialists in Oncology

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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.

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October 2, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Should I Get a Flu Shot?

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People living with cancer and cancer survivors are more likely to get sicker from the flu and develop complications, making a yearly flu shot especially important, even for family members, friends, and caregivers.

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September 25, 2014
Katie Heller, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO staff

How Do I Know I’m Supporting a Good Charity?

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There are hundreds of cancer-focused charities you could choose to support, but how do you know where your money would be put to the best use? Get tips to become more savvy with your giving.

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September 23, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Physical Therapists in Oncology

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Physical therapists evaluate nerve, muscle, and fitness problems that make it difficult for a person to function well on a daily basis. Sharlynn Tuohy, PT, DPT, MBA, and Jean Kotkiewicz, PT, DPT, CLT, discuss the role physical therapists play in the care of people with cancer.

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