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Jun 26, 2017
"It is not just for us, the health care providers, to set the vocabulary around cancer. We need to ask those whom the term affects," says Professor Bogda Koczwara. "People are not just the diseases that afflict them."
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.
Jun 26, 2017
Good communication isn’t learned overnight. It takes many years of watching and modeling mentors who are blessed with this subtle skill, as well as training and practice.
Jun 20, 2017
New immunotherapies are offering astounding responses, but my patient's remission came at the cost of debilitating toxicity. How much is too much to bear?
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Physician Wellness

The Physician Wellness blog is an interactive platform for ASCO members to share their stories, lessons learned, and best practices with regard to maintaining one’s quality of life and passion for patient care. It is a dedicated space for understanding and promoting personal well-being. All ASCO members are encouraged to contribute; email professionaldevelopment@asco.org for information on contributing a guest post.

Jun 09, 2017
"My health is important, just as my job is important," Dr Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo writes. "And it is so okay to be a doctor and a patient at the same time."
May 12, 2017
Mr. Todd Pickard considers the effect of the team on professional burnout. Is your team a source of conflict and disappointment, or a source of confidence?
Apr 14, 2017
When faced with a suffering patient and family, it can be all too easy to blame yourself for their pain. Dr. Nasser Hanna encourages you to remember that the cancer is at fault, not you.
Mar 24, 2017
When everyone around you is telling you that you are overworked and on the verge of burnout, it's time to listen, reflect, and take action for your own well-being.
Mar 10, 2017
After a particular draining start to the year, Dr. Shadia I. Jalal reflects on the people and things in her life that give her the strength and resilience to return each day to the challenging work of oncology.
Feb 24, 2017
Being fully present with her patients at work and with her family at home helps Dr. Jane Lowe Meisel be resilient and maintain her passion for oncology.

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