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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
October 6, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Living with Uncertainty

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Dr. Schapira reflects on how many people find strength and encouragement while living with cancer.

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September 15, 2015
Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, and Elaine M. Doroff

Sex in the Face of Metastatic Disease

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For people with metastatic cancer, some aspects of life may be forgotten or considered unimportant. According to Dr. Dizon, this is especially the case with sexuality. In this post, Dr. Dizon shares the story of his patient, Elaine, and how she has dealt with the sexual side effects of breast cancer treatment.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
September 3, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Difficult Conversations

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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.

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September 1, 2015
Cancer.Net and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service

Preventing Food Poisoning During and After Treatment

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Cancer and cancer treatments often weaken the immune system, making it harder for the body to protect itself from foodborne illness. So how can you stay food safe? This infographic produced by Cancer.Net and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service can help.

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August 18, 2015
Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Balancing Work and Caregiving

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Managing both caregiving and work responsibilities can be difficult. Caregivers can also face potential workplace discrimination or financial issues from taking time off work. Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., a cancer rights attorney, talks about the legal protections and practical resources available to help caregivers better navigate work and caregiving.

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Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO; 2015-2021 Cancer.Net Editor in Chief
July 30, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Research and Perspectives on Supportive Care in Cancer

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Dr. Schapira recently attended the Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer. In this post, she shares what she took away from this multidisciplinary group of health professionals and researchers about managing the physical and emotional side effects of cancer.

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July 23, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

What is Palliative Care?

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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.

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