ASCO has released guidelines about cancer care for older adults, and one of the main recommendations is for patients receiving chemotherapy to have a geriatric assessment. In this Cancer.Net podcast, 2 experts that helped create these guidelines discuss what a geriatric assessment is and what it means for older adults with cancer.
Cancer staging describes the extent of a cancer’s growth or spread. Read about the new staging information recently released for many cancer types and why knowing your stage matters.
A financial power of attorney is a legal document that allows a patient to appoint someone to help them out with certain activities, like speaking with insurance companies, managing finances, and communicating with government agencies.
More than ever, it’s important to have the conversation with your health care team about the cost of cancer care. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira discusses some people who could help you clarify your financial options.
In this blog post based on an article originally published in the ASCO Educational Book, doctors discuss the challenges of cancer control in low- and middle-income countries.
Patient educators answer questions about cancer, treatment, and side effects. This prepares patients and family members to make educated health care decisions.
A cancer diagnosis can affect your ability to have a child in the future. Start thinking about your fertility before treatment starts and how to plan for life after treatment.
Learn how a tumor board brings together doctors with different expertise to determine a patient’s best possible cancer treatment and care plan.
When cancer treatment ends, where does post-treatment survivorship care begin? For caregiver Aki Smith and her dad, a stomach cancer survivor, the answer was in the office of a primary care physician.
In this podcast, certified genetic counselor Tiffani DeMarco answers common questions about genetic counseling and explains what the future may hold for genetic testing.