Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and more people are starting to see the effects of exposure to wildfire smoke in their daily lives. Here, find out what the research says about whether wildfire smoke can increase your cancer risk and steps you can take to protect yourself from its effects.
In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses what people with cancer should know about navigating their cancer care during an extreme weather event, including how these events could impact their care and ways to be prepared.
San Juan and Caguas, Puerto Rico, were recent stops in ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s “ASCO in the Community” tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa shares some insight into what delivering cancer care is like in Puerto Rico, especially after Hurricane Maria.
If a natural disaster hits your area, it may be hard to get the cancer care you need. Learn what you can do before, during, and after an emergency situation to make sure you’re prepared.
If you or a loved one has cancer, what do you do in the immediate aftermath of a hurricane?
Here are tips and an infographic to prepare for severe weather and keep your food safe.
During or after a natural disaster or other emergency, you may be told to evacuate or “shelter in place.” What does this mean if you are being treated for cancer? And how can you be prepared?