decision making

March 24, 2015
Lizzy Van Tromp

Fighting for Henry: My Story of Cancer and Pregnancy

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Lizzy Van Tromp was four weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer. Although her surgeon advised her to terminate, she continued with her treatment and her pregnancy.

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March 3, 2015

Twenty Years After a Diagnosis … and Counting

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After two decades of coping with advanced colorectal cancer, metastases in her lungs and liver, and a diagnosis of breast cancer, Margaret G. Werts, PhD, has learned how to maintain a sense of control and appreciate the small moments.

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Health Insurance Policy: Helpful Hints from the Cancer.Net Blog
February 5, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

10 Helpful Hints for Choosing a Health Insurance Plan

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With open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace set to end on February 15, 2015, get practical advice on how to make sure you receive the care you need at a cost you can afford.

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December 16, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Phase I Clinical Trials

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In this podcast, Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, explains the recent ASCO statement on phase I clinical trials and why these studies are important treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

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October 30, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

CT Scans and Cancer Risk

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With most things in life, there are risks and benefits. It’s important to know these factors before you get any treatment or test. In this podcast, Rebecca Smith-Bindman, MD shares about the connection between computed tomography (CT) scans and cancer risk.

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October 28, 2014
Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo

Taking Charge of Your Care

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For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.

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September 25, 2014
Katie Heller, Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO staff

How Do I Know I’m Supporting a Good Charity?

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There are hundreds of cancer-focused charities you could choose to support, but how do you know where your money would be put to the best use? Get tips to become more savvy with your giving.

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September 11, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Breast Surgery Options

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For early-stage breast cancer, doctors generally recommend surgery to remove the tumor. But choosing between a lumpectomy and mastectomy can sometimes be difficult. Deanna Attai, MD, FACS, a breast cancer surgeon, provides information and advice to help women talk with their doctors about this decision.

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