communication

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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August 31, 2018
Electra D. Paskett, PhD, and Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: Learning from People With Cancer in Rural Ohio

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ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and providers think and need. The first of these town halls was held in Marietta, Ohio. In this post, Dr. Electra Paskett and Dr. Colin Weekes describe some of the lessons that were taken home from this question-and-answer session.

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August 16, 2018
Enrique Soto, MD

5 Conversations to Improve Cancer Care for Older Hispanic Adults

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Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support.

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August 9, 2018
Tori Brunetti, ASCO intern

Spotlight On: Cancer Case Managers

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Case managers play an important role in making sure patients’ needs are met. They also help bridge communication between the health care team and the person with cancer.

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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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