Genetic testing allows doctors to help treat, and even prevent, certain types of cancers. Many patients can benefit from genetic testing; however, we still don’t know a lot about how to best use the results of these tests.
"Now scientists understand that ovarian, fallopian tube, and peritoneal cancer are all closely linked..." -- Learn much more about the research landscape for gynecologic cancers, in this new podcast for patients from Cancer.Net Associate Editor Jonathan Berek, MD, MMS. bit.ly/2cCJcPk
"Doctors and cancer patients and survivors need to engage in a productive dialogue at every visit to uncover any causes or contributors to pain... Then, they may come up with solutions" -- from Dr. Lidia Schapira's new blogpost on cancer pain today:
Active surveillance and watchful waiting are 2 prostate cancer treatments that people often confuse. Pathologist Oleksandr N. Kryvenko, MD, FCAP, explains exactly what they are and who may benefit from them.
“It takes more than a temporary distraction to help us recalibrate and feel calm and strong, yet it takes enormous strength and courage to fully engage in fighting disease or to provide support for a loved one who is ill.” Dr. Lidia Schapira
Cancer affects many people as they grow older, so it’s important to have scientific research that focuses on older adults. Dr. Stuart Lichtman discusses why studies haven’t focused on older adults in the past and what is being done to change that.