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Aug 10, 2017
In a divisive time, I look to my patients and see that there is more that unites us than divides us, and this is worth celebrating.
Aug 04, 2017
Never doubt that your voice and time matter when it comes to trying to change the world in a positive way. We as a community can come together and really make a difference, and you can see it firsthand any weekend in almost any city across the country.
Aug 03, 2017
The line of thinking that women can do without their breasts only makes breast cancer treatment easier for us as physicians, not for our patients. When it's your own body, every organ is vital.
Aug 03, 2017
The program is now available for this year's Research Community Forum Annual Meeting. Dr. Richard L. Schilsky invites you to join this unique event on September 24-25 in Alexandria, VA.
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Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN, a certified sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and nurse counselor at the Manitoba Prostate Centre, counsels patients with a history of cancer who are experiencing sexual and relationship challenges. She is the editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum research journal and an instructor at Athabasca University and the University of Manitoba College of Nursing. The author of 13 books, Dr. Katz offers insight for health care providers and consumers on the topics of illness and sexuality, as well as cancer survivorship. Follow Dr. Katz on Twitter @DrAnneKatz.

Dr. Katz was honored with a 2016 APEX Award of Excellence for her ASCOconnection.org blog.

Aug 03, 2017
When accommodating the needs of an anxious patient, some would suggest that I am aiding and abetting a maladaptive coping style and that I am not helping him at all. But for me, this is the definition of patient-centered care.
Jun 26, 2017
When a patient is prone to missing appointments, I try to remember that cancer is never easy, and it is especially difficult for those whose lives are chaotic.
May 31, 2017
We do not have clear guidance on what sexual practices are safe during chemotherapy, and much of what we advise patients is based on our best guesses. How then do we counsel patients like mine, who are on continuous chemotherapy?
Apr 06, 2017
I think we would like to believe that all of our patients, and their family members, experience personal growth and end up as better human beings after cancer than they were before, but this is certainly not always the case.
Mar 07, 2017
Bad news is something that we in health care are practised in telling, but I for one have never gotten used to it.
Feb 22, 2017
Making patients happy isn't just about doing whatever they ask. As health care professionals, we have an obligation to look out for their best interests.

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