In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the difficulty many people face with accepting help during cancer, why accepting help is important for both you and your loved ones, and tips for learning how to receive help.
Dr. Amy K. Siston discusses common sexual health concerns cancer survivors experience, including how cancer treatment can impact sexual health, coping with the emotional effects of cancer that can lead to sexual issues, and how survivors can get help.
People with cancer are often immunocompromised as a result of cancer and its treatments. This could put them at greater risk for infection, so it’s important to prevent the spread of germs during a visit. Here, find practical guidance on what you can do to keep your loved one safe during a visit.
Psychologist and cancer survivor Dr. Cordelia Galgut shares what it’s like living with the fear of cancer recurrence, why the fear of recurrence is often misunderstood, and what survivors can do to cope.
Dr. Cristiane Decat Bergerot discusses what the fear of recurrence is, how it can impact adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, and ways that people can cope with the worry that the cancer will return after treatment.
In this “Your Stories” podcast from Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation, 2-time cancer survivor Mai Achong discusses the importance of listening to your body and advocating for yourself during cancer, managing fertility concerns, and finding support.
Dr. Sharon Bober discusses sexual health concerns that are common for people with cancer, why it’s so important to talk about these concerns with your health care team, and her tips for getting the conversation started.
Dr. Manali I. Patel discusses what people with cancer should know about getting access to advances presented at scientific meetings, including questions to ask your health care team, why access to new advances may not be available right away, and how to get involved with cancer research.
Cancer survivor Diane Mapes shares how recent changes to U.S. law means quicker delivery of test results for people diagnosed with cancer, why this direct access to medical reports can cause a different kind of “scanxiety,” and how to cope with uncertainty until you hear from your doctor.
In this post, stage IV melanoma survivor Tzvia Bader shares what it was like navigating treatment decision-making, how she became an active part of her care and found clinical trials to participate in, and her advice for other people with cancer on doing the same.