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Nov 23, 2020
Every day in clinic, Dr. Narjust Duma is reminded of the importance of sexual health in cancer care. 
Nov 20, 2020
We owe it to this vulnerable population to check our assumptions and deliver the highest-quality cancer care in a safe and welcoming environment.
Nov 18, 2020
In October, the ASCO International Affairs Committee "was fortunate to be able to meet remotely and engage in productive discussions on a wide range of topics," writes chair Dr. Clarissa Mathias. 
Nov 17, 2020
As 2020 begins to wind down, members reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as how they intend move care forward into the new year. 
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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.

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Oct 27, 2020
I wasn’t sure what the patient's response would be to my suggestion for mourning after prostate cancer treatment, but I thought it was worth talking about.
Sep 22, 2020
A patient thought prostate cancer surgery meant he would never have to think about cancer again, but he had not been adequately prepared for the long-term impact of his treatment choice.
Aug 05, 2020
Hospitals and clinics are restricting visitors to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19, but this precaution can be difficult for family caregivers who are struggling to get the information they need to help their loved ones.
Jul 21, 2020
I counseled a patient whose cancer treatment had impacted her sex life that honesty is always the best policy, even if a secret is intended to spare someone's feelings.
Jun 29, 2020
Assumptions are the opposite of open communication; they remain unsaid and often expand to include thoughts that are unrelated to the initial feeling.
May 27, 2020
The power of touch in this time of physical distancing is top of mind for young adults trying to date, older couples in high-risk groups, and health care professionals who miss the empathy communicated in a handshake or a hug.

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