decision making

December 6, 2018
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

ASCO in the Community: A Doctor and a Pastor Talk About Cancer, Death, Hope, and Faith

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ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and health care providers think and need. The second of these town halls was held in Sudbury, Massachusetts. In this podcast, Dr. Colin Weekes and Pastor Joel Guillemette describe the town hall and what they learned from the conversation about the role of hope and how people cope with fear of mortality.

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August 31, 2018
Electra D. Paskett, PhD, and Colin D. Weekes, MD, PhD

ASCO in the Community: Learning from People With Cancer in Rural Ohio

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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.

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August 9, 2018
Tori Brunetti, ASCO intern

Spotlight On: Cancer Case Managers

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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.

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July 25, 2018
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

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After being diagnosed with cancer, journalist Loriana Hernandez-Aldama learned that living a healthy lifestyle before treatment begins can help you cope with and manage the challenges to come. This practice of preparing yourself for cancer treatment is sometimes called prehabilitation.

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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

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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