May 15, 2019
Dispelling Some Common Radiation Therapy Myths
Radiation therapy is a frequent treatment for many types of cancers. But sometimes it can be misunderstood. So if you or a loved one are about to start treatment, it’s helpful to have the facts. Here are six things that many patients mistakenly believe... read more
May 13, 2019
Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: Know Your Options
Returning to what feels normal is an important goal for patients during and after cancer treatment. And for many women who have a mastectomy, breast reconstruction is a vital step. “Studies have shown that people who’ve had reconstruction tend to be... read more
May 6, 2019
For Oncology Nurses, It’s More Than Just a Job
It takes a special person to be a nurse. And it’s an even more elite group that is drawn to cancer care. At Fox Chase Cancer Center, our amazing nurses treat patients with cancer and related diseases, exclusively. “The most important thing I realized when... read more
April 25, 2019
Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer isn’t talked about as often as some other cancers, like breast or colon cancer. But since it’s the most rapidly increasing cancer in the US, it’s important to learn the facts about the disease. The basics The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped... read more
April 17, 2019
Steps You Can Take to Decrease Your Risk for 5 Common Cancers
There’s no guaranteed way to prevent cancer. But there are things you can do to help reduce your risk. Especially when it comes to five common cancer types - breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, and melanoma. Best of all, getting started may be easier than... read more
April 15, 2019
Your Questions about the Keto Diet Answered
Google “keto diet” and page after page will pop up about this popular diet. Many people are using it to lose weight. But is it a healthy choice for people with cancer? Learn what Karen Vincek, RD, LDN, a registered dietician at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has... read more