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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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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.
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?

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