treatment

2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
February 24, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

New Prostate Cancer Research Presented at 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

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Get highlights of four studies that address ways to improve the care of men with prostate cancer. Results include the identification of a potential risk factor, better ways to select the best treatment option, and new insight into the debate over prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening.

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December 16, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Phase I Clinical Trials

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In this podcast, Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, explains the recent ASCO statement on phase I clinical trials and why these studies are important treatment options to discuss with your doctor.

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scan-xiety (noun) : the anxiety associated with cancer-detecting scans
December 2, 2014
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Expert Podcast: Coping with “Scanxiety”

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Sometimes, anxiety comes with getting cancer scans, often called “scanxiety.” In a podcast, Dr. Lidia Schapira shares advice for managing the stress that comes along with needing multiple scans.

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October 28, 2014
Dawn Gill, as told to Jo Cavallo

Taking Charge of Your Care

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For Dawn Gill, a diagnosis of advanced pancreatic cancer sent her reeling. However, taking an active role in her care kept her positive and was key to her survival.

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October 23, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Talking With Your Doctor About Pain Management

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Although up to 95% of cancer-related pain can be successfully managed, not all people with cancer benefit from pain-relief strategies because they don’t talk with their health care team. Dr. Robert Twillman, a pain management specialist, explains why discussing pain is so important and gives tips for making the most of these conversations.

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October 21, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

The Serious Financial Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

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The cost of cancer care is often a major source of stress for people with cancer. For some, these costs force them to make major lifestyle and medical care changes. Studies presented at both ASCO’s Palliative Care in Oncology and Quality Care Symposia shed more light on the financial challenges of cancer.

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