Cultural and language barriers can make it hard for older Hispanic adults in the United States to get quality cancer care. Learn what conversations between patients, families, and health care providers can help ensure the best possible treatment and support.
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In this podcast from the ASCO Educational Book, Dr. Timothy Gilligan and survivor and advocate Liz Salmi talk about ways patients and doctors can work together to improve communication during cancer care.
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.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about what it means to face a lifetime of cancer treatment and shares some tips on how to ease that journey.
"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.
The Your Stories podcast series from ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation provides insight into what it’s like to conquer cancer from different viewpoints. The podcasts featured here investigate what inspires doctors and nurses to give the best care.
A cancer diagnosis is stressful, and the discussion of the treatment plan starts quickly. But a cancer diagnosis affects everything and involves more than just the treatment plan. Here are 3 things to consider.
Cancer treatment may require complex medications that require special handling. “Specialty pharmacies” offer extra services to help people with cancer obtain and manage their cancer medicines.
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.
An animal-assisted therapy team consists of a person called a handler and a therapy dog, both trained to provide healing interactions with patients.