Social media offers a unique opportunity to engage doctors, researchers, fellow advocates, survivors, and the public. But jumping into social media can sometimes seem daunting. Because of this, we’ve created a cheat sheet with practical tips for getting started.
Dr. Nathan Pennell and Dr. Michael Thompson discuss the ways that social media has evolved and how they are using it to talk about cancer.
In this month’s blog, Dr. Schapira shares her thoughts on the value of family caregivers and the common challenges they face.
Two sisters and breast cancer advocates share what they learned at the 2015 Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium.
From the ASCO Connection: The Dating Game: Older Patients with Cancer, Survivors Seeking Supportive Partners
Dr. Katz discusses the challenges of dating after cancer and coping with loneliness for older people with cancer.
During or after a natural disaster or other emergency, you may be told to evacuate or “shelter in place.” What does this mean if you are being treated for cancer? And how can you be prepared?
For people with metastatic cancer, some aspects of life may be forgotten or considered unimportant. According to Dr. Dizon, this is especially the case with sexuality. In this post, Dr. Dizon shares the story of his patient, Elaine, and how she has dealt with the sexual side effects of breast cancer treatment.
When Vinita Mathew was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had to figure out what to tell her sons. They were 5 and 18 months old at the time. In this guest post, she discusses ways to help a child understand cancer based on what she learned from her own experiences, as well as from other survivors and health care professionals.
Talking about topics like the possibility of a recurrence or end-of-life care is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor. Dr. Schapira shares why having these difficult conversations early and often is so important, and what they can bring to people with cancer and their families.
In March 2013, John’s wife Lori found a lump in her breast. Lori, a radiation oncologist, soon went from giving cancer care to receiving it. In this guest post, John talks about how to navigate a cancer diagnosis, a journey for which we are all ill-prepared.