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Cancer Doctors Still Not Great With Patients' Pain
Others put their trust in their oncologist and don't realize he or she may not know all there is to know about treating pain, Breuer said. In some cases, oncologists may be focused on treating the disease and not ask enough questions about...
Cancer Doctors Urge Earlier End-of-Life Care Talks
If you have advanced cancer, and your doctor hasn't initiated this type of forthright talk about what's to come, Peppercorn said you should ask your doctor what your options are. More information Learn more about palliative...
Almost Half of Cancer Doctors Report Symptoms of Burnout: Survey
Tait Shanafelt, a Mayo Clinic hematologist/oncologist, said in a society news release. "Oncologists work long hours, supervise the administration of highly toxic therapy, and continually observe death and suffering, so it is important to study...
Finding a Thyroid Cancer Specialist - Lisa's Story
I am very lucky that the first endocrinologist found this when she did. I was a very close call whether I had thyroid cancer or not. Cancer is a way that cells form and it would have been determined that it was follicular carcinoma, a cancer of the t
Many Doctors Ignore Cancer Genetic Testing Guidelines
MONDAY, July 25 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors are not following guidelines on genetic counseling and testing for women at average and high risk for breast and ovarian cancer, according to a new study.
Doctors' Guide to Cancer Drugs May Need Revising
Amy Abernethy, an oncologist at Duke University, said in a news release issued by the school. "Bevacizumab is approved for use in diseases such as colorectal and lung cancer; it is not FDA-approved for brain tumors. But we have evidence that suggests...
The Responsibilities of a Medical Oncologist
Marilou Terpenning: Hi. My name is Marilou Terpenning. I am a physician in practice here in Santa Monica, affiliated with Saint John’s Health Center. I am an adjunct faculty member at the John Wayne Cancer Institute. I am also an Associate Clinical P
Choosing an Ovarian Cancer Specialist
Choosing an Ovarian Cancer Specialist So if somebody has an abnormal blood test, a pelvic mass, something at a CAT scan, and ultrasound or exam that’s leading someone to say “You could have ovarian cancer,” you should see a gynecologic oncologist. Yo
Should Oncologists Be informed About the Link Between Cancer and Nutrition
I would hope that women should expect their oncologist to be informed on nutrition and cancer, but I fear that, for the most part, the oncologist won’t be informed. And in fact, I see many women who say that their oncologist says, “It doesn’t matter
Uterine Cancer - Finding a Specialist
One of the ways, this isn’t always a rule of thumb, but kind of a rule of thumb is, some of your best physicians that are on the cutting edge of treatments will be at university hospitals. That’s where a lot of research is done. So if you are near a