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With so many cancer treatment options now available, clinicians may still fall short in understanding what’s important to patients.
Given their proximity to both patients and information, lung cancer advocacy groups are in a good position to help better educate patients and physicians about the benefits of biomarker testing.
Treating people with cancer requires the coordination of complex care, and adding a clinical trial to the mix can pose more challenges.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Learn how women with cervical cancer can manage potential fertility concerns.
Getting a second opinion after a cancer diagnosis is considered a routine, essential and necessary component of one’s health care plan, but many people are reluctant to seek one.
Parents of children with cancer often put their own needs or feelings aside while caring for their child, but taking good care of yourself can actually help you be a better caregiver.
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed from caring for someone who has cancer is not a sign that you are failing as a caregiver. But since stress can affect your health, it is important to find ways to manage it.
November is National Family Caregivers Month. CancerCare’s Caregiver Program Coordinator, Carly O'Brien, OSW-C, LCSW, shares her thoughts on why it’s important to have an awareness month dedicated to caregivers, and the importance of acknowledging the work that caregivers do.