Although many women who have a mastectomy choose to have reconstructive surgery, wearing a breast prosthesis or breast form is another option. Breast cancer survivor Andrea Zinn talks about the process of choosing and being fitted for a breast prosthesis.
Last week, Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO, became the new Editor in Chief of Cancer.Net. She has spent her career working to improve communication between patients and doctors and has a distinct vision for the future of Cancer.Net.
“Learning is how we harness our vastly increasing knowledge base and deliver value to our patients. We have to take our knowledge and apply it to the real world to help all patients with cancer.”-- Dr. Paul Yu in reference to the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting
From May 29 to June 2, 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world will meet to discuss the latest in cancer research. Find out how this knowledge will create better ways of caring for people with cancer in the future.
Although airlines have the right to stop passengers with specific medical conditions from flying, simply having cancer isn’t enough to keep you grounded. However, it does mean having to do a bit more planning and preparation before you travel.
Integrative medicine is a combination of medical treatments for cancer and complementary therapies to cope with the symptoms and side effects. You may sometimes hear integrative medicine called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). However, there are no true “alternatives” to cancer treatment.
As ASCO’s patient information website, Cancer.Net will be providing real-time updates for ASCO’s Annual Meeting, which starts later this week. If you’d like to join the conversation, here are some tips!
As ASCO’s patient website, Cancer.Net offers breaking research news for people diagnosed with cancer and their family and friends, about the cancer care and treatment advances announced during ASCO’s Annual Meeting each year. As part of our comprehensive coverage, Cancer.Net will provide real-time social media updates of the ASCO Annual Meeting.
“It is very exciting to see that something that is simple to use, well tolerated, and not very expensive could lead to benefit in terms of [skin cancer] prevention,” said Patricia A. Ganz, MD, from UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
A recent study shows that people who took a form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide developed fewer non-melanoma skin cancers. In this podcast, Patricia A. Ganz, MD, discusses this study and what it means for people at risk for skin cancer.
Since the 1970s, we have been involved in a war against cancer. But how do military metaphors and battle imagery affect people who are trying to cope with the challenges of a cancer diagnosis? Longtime patient advocate Diane Blum, MSW, FASCO, explores common language used to describe cancer and its treatment.