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July 30, 2015
Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO

Research and Perspectives on Supportive Care in Cancer

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Dr. Schapira recently attended the Annual Meeting on Supportive Care in Cancer. In this post, she shares what she took away from this multidisciplinary group of health professionals and researchers about managing the physical and emotional side effects of cancer.

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July 23, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

What is Palliative Care?

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Many people hear the words “palliative care” and think “hospice.” However, palliative care is not the same thing as hospice care. Learn more about how palliative care provides support and relief to people with cancer from ASCO experts and a cancer survivor.

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June 2, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Progress through Cancer Research: Helping People Live Longer, Better Lives

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Two out of three people now live at least five years after being diagnosed with cancer, but there is still more to be done. Researchers at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting showed how new treatment options can continue to improve and lengthen the lives of people with both rare and common cancers.

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April 30, 2015
Desirée Walker

My Cancer Has a First Name; it’s B-R-E-A-S-T

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After treatment for breast cancer and a recurrence, Desirée Walker realized life would never be the same. In this guest post, she shares what her “new normal” has become.

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5 things to know about herbs, supplements, and cancer Cancer.Net/Blog
April 16, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

5 Things You Should Know About Herbs and Supplements

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People with cancer often take dietary and herbal products to boost health, improve nutrition, or reduce treatment side effects. However, these products are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration like drugs and may interact with standard cancer treatments.

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April 7, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Fertility

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Some cancer treatments may cause infertility, but there are things you can do to preserve your ability to have children. Dr. Kutluk Oktay, a fertility preservation specialist, explains why discussing fertility with your doctor is so important and gives tips for starting these conversations.

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March 26, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Body Image After Cancer

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Cancer and its treatment may cause physical changes that affect how you see yourself. In this video post, young adult cancer survivors talk about how they dealt with the body changes caused by cancer. Two ASCO experts also discuss ways to cope with physical side effects.

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