6 Ways Relatives and Friends Can Help When You Have Cancer
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira shares her thoughts on how loved ones can contribute to the cancer experience in a fulfilling and effective way.
Learning About Your Cancer Diagnosis in a Fog
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.
ASCO in the Community: Learning from People With Cancer in Rural Ohio
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.
5 Conversations to Improve Cancer Care for Older Hispanic Adults
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.
Improving Communication Between Oncologists and People With Cancer
In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Dr. Timothy Gilligan and survivor and advocate Liz Salmi talk about ways patients and doctors can work together to improve communication during cancer care.
Spotlight On: Cancer Case Managers
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.
6 Things Patients Taught Me About How to Cope with Extended Treatment
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about what it means to face a lifetime of cancer treatment and shares some tips on how to ease that journey.
Cancer, Depression, and Suicide Risk: Signs to Watch For
It’s normal to feel sad sometimes when you’re facing cancer. But if that feeling won’t go away, you may be experiencing depression. Learn what the signs are and how you can get help.
Being a Physician-Patient Is a Double-Edged Sword
"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.