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American Society of Clinical Oncology

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Meeting on June 3: Why National Medical Conferences Are Important to Patients

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Medical advances are coming more rapidly and are more widely covered by news agencies. Make sure you are engaged, and make sure you have a physician who is up to date in knowing about all the new progress. Your life could depend on it!

High Costs of Cancer Drugs

Erin Havel | Posted 06.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Erin Havel

We are in a different time period thanks to scientific discovery. Our health care system and our views of what cancer looks like need to expand to match up with where we are.

Why Variability in Cancer Care Recommendations Means You Should Consider Second Opinions

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Make sure your care is following the best guidelines, or if your doctor is not following best guidelines, that the doctor has a good explanation of why you actually need something different. Good patients get good information which gets good care which gets the very best outcomes. And often, good patients need to get second opinions.

ASCO, Where Have You Been? It's Time to Recognize Cognitive Issues in Your Patient Consent Document

Idelle Davidson | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Idelle Davidson

If the professional association that sets standards for oncologists doesn't seem to concern itself with timely disclosures, is it any wonder that clinicians in their hospital and community practices dismiss their patients' concerns as frivolous?