I do not want politicians passing laws to tell us how to practice. The legislative process cannot keep pace with changes in medicine.
The benefit of hypofractionated radiotherapy for women receiving breast-conserving therapy for early-stage breast cancer is becoming more apparent.
This one-act play features a patient, former smoker, navigating the CMS rules for lung cancer CT screening in a shared decision-making session with his doctor.
The radiologist could not have known exactly what was in store for me, but it obviously wasn’t good. Couldn’t he have dredged up even a nanoparticle of empathy
While observation may be appropriate for select cases where prognosis is poor, rates of non-treatment are unacceptably high in muscle-invasive bladder cancer.
Multiple lines of therapy in stage IV tumors have diminishing benefit, and this is where patients and families need to know that the finish line is the same.
Given the limited data, where, if anywhere, does ginger fit into prevention of nausea and vomiting in patients receiving chemotherapy?
Meetings like SABCS that bring together scientists, medical professionals, and patients are essential to achieving improved outcomes in the clinic. I am grateful to all who organize and attend this event and humbled to participate.
A study was done that showed a video of patients with advanced Alzheimer disease to newly diagnosed dementia patients. Those who watched the videos were far more likely to make decisions against feeding tubes or other aggressive interventions. In this age of GoPro cameras and video capabilities on nearly every phone, are we behind the times?
Her recent history was marked by a rather rapid decline over the past 2 months. Long dormant melanoma now spread widely. Her family filled the room. She sat there, still, eyes closed, the pale yellow of advanced liver failure painted on every inch of her body.