Many people hear “palliative care” and think “hospice.” Don S. Dizon, MD, FACP, relates his experiences discussing palliative care with patients and explains why he believes palliative care should mean “helping me cope.”
Dr. Neal Meropol and his colleagues created the video-based PRE-ACT program to answer questions and concerns patients have about participating in clinical trials. This tool is now available on Cancer.Net.
Counseling helps many patients and families cope with the emotional challenges of cancer and minimize the negative effects it can have on their relationships. In this interview, June C. Foss, LMFT, and Cheyenne Corbett, PhD, LMFT, discuss the benefits of therapy and how to access these services.
A look back at the year’s most popular podcasts, articles, blog posts, and videos.
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.
Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans.
Language can sometimes be a barrier to high-quality cancer care. In this interview, medical interpreters for the Inova Health System describe the important role language services play in the care of people with cancer who don’t speak English as their first language.
In this podcast, Dr. Howard Sandler explains the recent ASCO guideline endorsement about radiation therapy after prostate surgery.
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.
Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.