Category Archives: Doctor-Patient Relationship

Wendy Freden was diagnosed with stage 1A multifocal invasive breast cancer when she was 44, after feeling a lump in her breast. Now, at 45, she’s cancer free, but getting there took a lot of difficult decisions. In a post … Continue reading

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Doctors and medical organizations often advise that past a certain age, older adults can forgo various screening tests for cancer. But many patients, no matter how old or sick they may be, are reluctant to abandon tests they’ve long been … Continue reading

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“Chemo drunk is a feeling I can’t justly describe with words and adjectives.” So begins this first person breast cancer account appearing in Breast Cancer News, authored by Susan Miller, who also writes for her personal cancer blog. The author … Continue reading

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According to Anne McTiernan, a cancer prevention researcher at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the equivalent of a small glass of wine, an eight-ounce beer or one ounce of hard liquor is associated with a 5 percent increased risk … Continue reading

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A group of prominent cancer doctors is planning a novel assault on high drug costs, using clinical trials to show that many oncology medications could be taken at lower doses or for shorter periods without hurting their effectiveness, in this … Continue reading

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Steven Katz, an internist at the University Michigan, researches how medical decisions are made. Over the last dozen years, he has surveyed 10,000 patients and their doctors to better understand how they discuss a diagnosis and decide to proceed, as … Continue reading

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We want to share a compelling, provocative first person narrative essay, from Justine Henning, appearing in Vox.com. Ms. Henning is the co-founder and director of programming at Math4Science Inc. Her writing also appears in the New York Times, Slate, and … Continue reading

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Watch as Dr. Jay Harness explains why a patient may ask to refuse anti-hormone, anti-estrogen treatment for breast cancer, and why in the face of such a challenging question he recommends that a refusal is typically not a good idea: … Continue reading

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