Cancer survivorship: 8 key updates from the 2018 ASCO/AAFP/ACP Cancer Survivorship Symposium

In my first year of oncology fellowship, our program director asked us a question:  what percentage of people with cancer survived 5 years or more? At that time, in 2003, the answer was 60%.  I was appalled that fewer than half of us fellows, physicians embarking on a subspecialty training program to devote our careers … Read moreCancer survivorship: 8 key updates from the 2018 ASCO/AAFP/ACP Cancer Survivorship Symposium

Why you might need chemotherapy after surgery: the basics of adjuvant chemotherapy

What is adjuvant therapy? One of the most common questions I hear at an initial visit, as a medical oncologist, is: “My surgeon told me she got all the cancer.  So why am I here?” One of the jobs of the medical oncologist is teaching our patients that cancer is a systemic disease. That means … Read moreWhy you might need chemotherapy after surgery: the basics of adjuvant chemotherapy

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