prognosis

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September 3, 2015 · Lidia Schapira, MD, FASCO
Talking about topics like the possibility of a recurrence or end-of-life care is often postponed because it is uncomfortable for both the patient and the doctor. Dr. Schapira shares why having these difficult conversations early and often is so important, and what they can bring to people with cancer and their families. Read More >>
July 16, 2015
Intuition generally fails us when we think about the risk of getting cancer. The math often goes against the way we think things ought to be. Breast cancer survivor Kat Caverly talks statistics and why she has chosen not to live her life by the numbers. Read More >>
June 2, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
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. Read More >>
myths vs facts
March 31, 2015 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
Misinformation about cancer is everywhere on the Internet. So how can you know what’s scientifically accurate when some of these myths may sound perfectly plausible? Read More >>
August 14, 2014 · Amber Bauer, ASCO staff
After a cancer diagnosis, people often wonder about their treatment and recovery. Ira Byock, MD, shares tips for discussing prognosis with your doctor and explains what this really means. Read More >>

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