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.
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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.
In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira reflects on the mutual trust and respect that can develop between oncologists and their patients.
The use of technology to deliver health care services can help patients who can’t visit their doctors in person. Known as “telehealth,” this way for doctors to communicate with patients has already helped improve the lives of patients with cancer.
Patient educators answer questions about cancer, treatment, and side effects. This prepares patients and family members to make educated health care decisions.
Music therapists provide personalized music-based interventions to address patients’ physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual, and social needs.
When cancer treatment ends, where does post-treatment survivorship care begin? For caregiver Aki Smith and her dad, a stomach cancer survivor, the answer was in the office of a primary care physician.
May is Oncology Nursing Month. In this month’s From the Editor’s Desk, Dr. Schapira writes about the key roles that oncology nurses fill on the cancer care team.