decision making

May 21, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Geriatric Assessment and Cancer Care: Expert Insights

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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.

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April 17, 2018
Sue Chang, MD, FCAP

Cancer Stage: 5 Important Reasons to Know Yours

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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.

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April 10, 2018
Domna Antoniadis, Esq.

Financial Power of Attorney and Cancer: Things to Know

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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.

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From the Editor's Desk
November 2, 2017
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Having the Cancer Cost Conversation: 5 Places to Start

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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.

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Oncology Briefs: Research from the ASCO Educational Book
October 27, 2017
Sana Al Sukhun, MD, MSc; Gilberto Lopes, MD, MBA, FAMS; Mary Gospodarowicz, MD, FRCPC, FRCR(Hon); Ophira Ginsburg, MD, MSc, FRCPC; and Peter Paul Yu, MD, FACP, FASCO

Preventing and Treating Cancer in the Developing World

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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.

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August 8, 2017
Emily Goodman

Spotlight On: Patient Educators

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Patient educators answer questions about cancer, treatment, and side effects. This prepares patients and family members to make educated health care decisions.

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August 1, 2017
Aditi Narayan, MSSW

Fertility and Cancer: 5 Things to Think About

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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.

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July 12, 2017
Carey August, MD, FCAP, and V.O. Speights, DO, FCAP

What Is a Tumor Board? An Expert Q&A

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Learn how a tumor board brings together doctors with different expertise to determine a patient’s best possible cancer treatment and care plan.

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