advocacy

Meg Gaines; Voices on Cancer
July 19, 2018
Monika Sharda, ASCO staff

An Advocate's Perspective on Patient-Centered Care

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In this Voices on Cancer podcast interview, ovarian cancer survivor Meg Gaines shares her thoughts on becoming a successful advocate and the importance of involving patients in the health care conversation.

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June 27, 2018
Stephanie L. Graff, MD, and Kelly Shanahan, MD

Being a Physician-Patient Is a Double-Edged Sword

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"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.

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Annie Achee, Voices on Cancer
June 7, 2018
Annie Achee

How Advocacy Helps Me Fight Fear of My Spouse’s Recurrence

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Annie Achee knew she had a choice: let worrying that her husband’s cancer may return take over her life or find a more productive path. Find out how becoming a cancer advocacy leader gave her control over the fear of an unknown future.

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February 14, 2018
Laura Porter, MD

What You Need to Know About Immunotherapy Side Effects

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ASCO and NCCN have worked together to help clinicians and patients identify and treat the side effects of immunotherapy before they become dangerous. Doctor and patient advocate Laura Porter describes what to watch out for if you’re taking an immune checkpoint inhibitor, a type of immunotherapy, for cancer.

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Tamika Felder, Voices on Cancer
January 18, 2018
Tamika Felder

How to Share Your Story—And Help Save Lives

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Cervical cancer survivor Tamika Felder is helping to save lives by challenging the stigma of the disease that changed her life. Learn how she found her voice and filled a void in the cancer community.

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Michael Singer; Voices on Cancer
November 16, 2017
Michael Singer

Advocating for Men With Breast Cancer

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In this Voices on Cancer post, patient advocate and breast cancer survivor Michael Singer discusses his efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer in men.

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Robert Harrison headshot
October 17, 2017
Robert Harrison, as told to Jo Cavallo

I Reject the Notion I'm on a Cancer Journey

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Survivor and patient advocate Robert Harrison discusses how his metastatic prostate cancer is just one part of his life’s journey.

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