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Aug 04, 2020
Ahead of the ASCO20 Virtual Education Program, Mr. David Whitaker of Choose Chicago sends his best wishes and gratitude on behalf of the city where the ASCO Annual Meeting is traditionally held.
Jul 27, 2020
Ten years after losing my mom to breast cancer, I find myself reflecting on who I am today and what I have learned from the loss and grief that propelled me to relocate across the globe and dedicate my career to serving patients with cancer. 
Jul 23, 2020
Sometimes the best treatment isn't a medical intervention, but an emotional one, as Dr. Dawood Findakly discovered when a patient seemed to lose his will to live.
Jul 22, 2020
History has a long memory and the actions we take today will have ramifications far into the future, as three recent nonfiction books reminded me.
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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.

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.
Jan 02, 2019
A deliberately stylish patient led me to wonder if any insight can be gleaned from our patients' clothing choices as a reflection of how they're navigating the experience of illness and recovery.
Nov 08, 2018
Time is precious to all of us and seems to pass so quickly. How much more quickly does it pass for someone who knows that they have a life-threatening illness?
Sep 06, 2018
When men have traditionally been socialized to be stoic and not share their problems, the road after cancer can be lonely and isolating.
Aug 01, 2018
I love talking with those patients who are in their 80s and beyond, who have seen so much and have so much to teach me.

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