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July 17, 2018

The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care

By: Fox Chase Conversations

When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a process patients don’t usually know much about.

July 17, 2018

5 Reasons to Consider Joining a Cancer Support Group

By: Fox Chase Conversations

You might already know that cancer support groups are a place where patients can share their feelings. But there’s more to learn about what these meetings can offer—and whom they can help. Here are five reasons to think about joining one, whether you’re a cancer survivor or you’re caring for someone with the disease.

July 17, 2018

Prostate Cancer: The Gleason Score Explained

By: Fox Chase Conversations

How aggressive is my prostate cancer? Is it growing slowly or quickly?

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer—and this year alone nearly 165,000 men nationwide will be—these may be among the first questions you’ll ask your doctor. And the answers will most likely take into account something called a Gleason score.

July 13, 2018

Life After Cancer: Questions on Survivorship and Wellness, Answered

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Finishing cancer treatment marks the start of an exciting new chapter in your life. This next step is likely filled with lots of hope and joy. But it can also come with uncertainty about how to stay on top of your health and what the future might hold. Here are six common questions survivors often wonder about—and the answers that can help put your mind at ease.

July 12, 2018

How to Get All the Fruits and Vegetables You Need During Cancer Care

By: Fox Chase Conversations

It’s no secret that a diet filled with plenty of nutrient-packed produce is important for good health. But you may not know this: “Eating lots of fruits and veggies is especially important when you’re fighting cancer,” said Tara Mauro, RD, CSO, a registered dietitian at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a certified oncology specialist.

July 10, 2018

Shining a Spotlight on UV Rays

By: Fox Chase Conversations

You’ve probably heard about the link between UV rays and skin cancer. But what exactly are UV rays, and how are they dangerous? And most importantly—what can you do to reduce your exposure?

June 22, 2018

Managing the Financial Side of Cancer Care

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Money might not be the first thing you think of when you and your doctor talk about your cancer treatment plan. But as the costs of medications, doctor visits, scans, and procedures start to add up, you may wonder: How am I going to pay for all of this?

June 19, 2018

Thyroid Nodules: What You Should Know

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Anytime a lump is discovered on your body, it can be scary. But for many people, lumps, or nodules, on the thyroid – the small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck– are not so unusual.

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