Dr. Don DizonDiscussions with Don S. Dizon

Don S. Dizon is Professor of Medicine at Brown University, the Director of the Breast and Pelvic Malignancies Program and Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Clinics at Lifespan Cancer Institute, Director of Medical Oncology and the Oncology Sexual Health First Responders Clinic at Rhode Island Hospital.


“Focusing on More Than Just My Own Experience”: Global Cancer Advocacy and Outreach

A cancer diagnosis is often frightening, even devastating. But the journey from diagnosis through treatment can also be transformative. In this month’s blog, Carolyn Taylor shares with Don Dizon her experience with cancer and how it led to a newfound dedication to global cancer advocacy.

Is the Patient Difficult? Or Are You Not Listening?

There is an experience that all doctors can relate to. It concerns that particular patient who comes in with not just one concern, but a litany of them. They require more than the prescribed 15 minutes of visit time, and we sit and listen, try our best to console and guide. Yet, for some patients, it never seems to be enough.

Parenting After Cancer: Hope Lives On

One of the organizations I am truly honored to be a part of is the Young Survival Coalition—an organization meant to provide community for women diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 40. Each year they gather for the YSC Summit, and this year, I spoke to this incredible group as part of a panel alongside Susan Love and Angel Rodriguez. My talk was on approaching life after breast cancer, and it was meant to be an overview of critical issues and needs in this group, as well as a guide to resources—a lot to do in 20 minutes for sure.