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Jul 01, 2020
 In this strange and socially distant year, I wanted to offer a few words of encouragement to our medical graduates in Lebanon and around the world.
Jun 22, 2020
Pervasive bias has been in this country for centuries, and quiet microaggressions and larger macroaggressions have been given a pass for far too long.
Jun 18, 2020
ASCO Ethics Committee chair Dr. Jonathan Marron and I discuss two recommendations from a recent paper on allocating scarce health care resources during COVID-19.
Jun 16, 2020
Translating an oncology practice into telemedicine and socially distant consultations has its advantages and disadvantages, as Dr. Estelamari Rodriguez learned when her clinic transformed overnight due to COVID-19.
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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 an instructor at Athabasca University and the University of Manitoba College of Nursing, and previously served editor of the Oncology Nursing Forum research journal. 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.

Nov 13, 2019
He was lonely and afraid after a diagnosis of prostate cancer, and I hope, wherever he is, that he is doing well.
Sep 09, 2019
An inaccurate prognosis given at an urgent care center destroyed my patient's hope. Little by little, I will try to help him rebuild it.
Jul 22, 2019
It was challenging to counsel a patient who responded to his cancer diagnosis by having affairs.
May 07, 2019
We personalize cancer treatment for our patients. Perhaps it is time to personalize how we acknowledge the transitions in their cancer experience.
Apr 02, 2019
Cancer and its treatment can sap a patient's physical vigor and vitality - and with those, their sense of self and personal identity.
Feb 14, 2019
It's hard enough to try dating again after a cancer diagnosis and treatment, but some of my patients also face strong opposition from their adult children.

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