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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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Aug 17, 2016
Words can harm and words can heal. Using the word "partner" when scheduling an initial appointment with a patient opened the door to a more meaningful relationship, and created an environment of safety and trust.
Jul 20, 2016
Solving the chemical or mechanical challenges of sex after cancer isn't always enough. My work often involves helping patients connect their body to their head and their heart.
Jun 23, 2016
Subterfuge never solves sexual dysfunction after cancer. Patients and their partners need to talk to each other, and from that talk comes understanding and sharing and empathy and, eventually, solutions and resolution.
May 18, 2016
Working in oncology does not confer immunity from this disease, but I have wished that it did in some way.
Apr 19, 2016
It takes a lot of courage to face down fear and discomfort, but it can lead to happy outcomes.
Feb 23, 2016
When patients express fears and misgivings in clinic, there is an opportunity to dispel myths, diminish shame, and focus on living a full life despite cancer.

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