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.
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.
Last week, Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO, became the new Editor in Chief of Cancer.Net. She has spent her career working to improve communication between patients and doctors and has a distinct vision for the future of Cancer.Net.
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.
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.
First in this podcast series, Dr. Brian Rini shares his perspective on current and new approaches to kidney cancer treatment.
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.
In this podcast, Certified Lymphedema Therapist and patient Dr. Judith Nudelman shares what lymphedema is and how to manage it.