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.
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.
In this podcast, Dr. Howard Sandler explains the recent ASCO guideline endorsement about radiation therapy after prostate surgery.
With most things in life, there are risks and benefits. It’s important to know these factors before you get any treatment or test. In this podcast, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD shares about the connection between computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer risk.
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.
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.
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.
For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD, discusses how she helps men and their partners better understand prostate cancer treatment decisions, especially its potential long-term effects on masculinity, self-image, and quality of life.
Developing a strong relationship with your doctor and other health care professionals takes open, honest communication—on both sides. Get an inside perspective on navigating the potential challenges of talking with your health care team.