Laredo, Texas, was ASCO President Dr. Bertagnolli’s latest stop in her ASCO in the Community tour. These visits are focused on understanding and addressing the barriers that prevent people from receiving quality cancer care. Local medical oncologist Dr. Eduardo Miranda shares what patients, caregivers, and health care providers in his community had to say.
ASCO President Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is going out into local communities to find out what people with cancer and providers think and need. The first of these town halls was held in Marietta, Ohio. In this post, Dr. Electra Paskett and Dr. Colin Weekes describe some of the lessons that were taken home from this question-and-answer session.
A bone marrow/stem cell transplant is an effective treatment option for several cancers, even when the patient is older. Read how you and your doctor can determine if the treatment is right for you.
Case managers play an important role in making sure patients’ needs are met. They also help bridge communication between the health care team and the person with cancer.
After being diagnosed with cancer, journalist Loriana Hernandez-Aldama learned that living a healthy lifestyle before treatment begins can help you cope with and manage the challenges to come. This practice of preparing yourself for cancer treatment is sometimes called prehabilitation.
Dr. Shilpa Gupta describes the basics of cancer clinical trials, including the possible risks and benefits that they offer.
Cancer staging describes the extent of a cancer’s growth or spread. Read about the new staging information recently released for many cancer types and why knowing your stage matters.
A financial power of attorney is a legal document that allows a patient to appoint someone to help them out with certain activities, like speaking with insurance companies, managing finances, and communicating with government agencies.