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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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August 21, 2014

The Stigma of Lung Cancer

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Because lung cancer is associated with smoking, many people feel it is “self-inflicted.” This not only causes people to feel guilt and shame, but also leads to less research funding and fewer advances in treatment. In this guest post, Dr. Jyoti Patel talks about how the stigma of lung cancer affects the way patients are treated—both socially and medically.

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August 14, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Prognosis

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After a cancer diagnosis, people often wonder about their treatment and recovery. Ira Byock, MD, shares tips for discussing prognosis with your doctor and explains what this really means.

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August 12, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Extreme Makeover: Cancer.Net Edition

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Cancer.Net has undergone a complete redesign and renovation. Discover how this new look and feel has made all of the site’s oncologist-approved information easier to find with fewer clicks.

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June 10, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Spotlight On: Oncology Pharmacists – Part I, a Q&A

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Oncology pharmacists are experts in the medications used to treat cancer, as well as the medications used to manage symptoms and side effects. Learn more about the role oncology pharmacists play in the cancer care team from a group of experts.

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May 13, 2014
Clifford Hudis, MD

Obesity and Cancer

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ASCO President Dr. Clifford Hudis explores the relationship between weight, diet, and cancer risk.

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