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September 10, 2015
Vinita Mathew, MD, FAAPMR

How to Prepare Your Child When You Have Cancer

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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.

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September 3, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Difficult Conversations

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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.

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July 23, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

What is Palliative Care?

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Many people hear the words “palliative care” and think “hospice.” However, palliative care is not the same thing as hospice care. Learn more about how palliative care provides support and relief to people with cancer from ASCO experts and a cancer survivor.

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June 4, 2015
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Conversations: Bladder Cancer

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In this podcast, experts Charles Ryan, MD, and Thomas Powles, MD, talk about bladder cancer treatment, including some of the new approaches that are being developed.

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May 7, 2015
Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO

Choosing Your Words Wisely: Imagery, Metaphors, and Cancer

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Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.

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April 14, 2015
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Conversations: Kidney Cancer

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First in this podcast series, Dr. Brian Rini shares his perspective on current and new approaches to kidney cancer treatment.

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April 7, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Fertility

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Some cancer treatments may cause infertility, but there are things you can do to preserve your ability to have children. Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility preservation specialist, explains why discussing fertility with your doctor is so important and gives tips for starting these conversations.

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