patient perspective

Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez; Voices on Cancer
April 11, 2019
Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez, DHSc

Bringing the Hispanic Experience to Cancer Research

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Dr. Bárbara Segarra-Vázquez’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2003 has led to a career of advocacy in cancer research as well as bringing the Hispanic experience to cancer clinicians.

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Conquer Cancer ® The ASCO Foundation; Your Stories: Behind the Breakthroughs; conquer.org/yourstories
March 28, 2019
Patra Wroten, Conquer Cancer staff

“Your Stories” Podcasts: Conquering Cancer as a Young Adult

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Cancer can affect anyone, including young adults and teens. In these “Your Stories” podcasts from ASCO’s Conquer Cancer Foundation, two survivors tell their stories about when a diagnosis of cancer changed everything.

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September 11, 2018
Doug Smith

Learning About Your Cancer Diagnosis in a Fog

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People diagnosed with cancer often say they were stunned when they heard the news and unable to process what they heard afterward, as if a fog had obscured everything. After this initial shock, it is important to learn about what comes next. Leukemia survivor Doug Smith shares his experiences with coping with this fog.

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July 25, 2018
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama

Getting Fit for Cancer Treatment: Why It Matters

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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.

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June 27, 2018
Stephanie L. Graff, MD, and Kelly Shanahan, MD

Being a Physician-Patient Is a Double-Edged Sword

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"I know too much. I don't know enough." Dr. Stephanie L. Graff interviews Dr. Kelly Shanahan, an OB/GYN living with metastatic breast cancer, about what it is like being a patient who is also a doctor.

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February 8, 2018
Valérie Sanja Tettinek

How Mindfulness Helped Me Cope With Cancer

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Sarcoma survivor Valérie Sanja Tettinek shares how pursuing resilience helped her manage the emotional burden of her diagnosis. She also describes the mindfulness practices that empower her day after day.

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