Cancer Conversations Blog

January 28, 2018

Lung Cancer Screening: Early Detection for Those with the Highest Risk

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Lung cancer is the second most diagnosed cancer in both men and women, and is far and away the most lethal form of cancer. It is also the most preventable cancer. As with many other forms of cancer, prevention and early detection are key to reducing your risk.

January 26, 2018

Tips For Overcoming Common Nutrition Hurdles During Cancer Treatment

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Here’s some crucial food for thought if you’re in the midst of cancer treatment: More than ever, good nutrition matters. Eating well can help you keep up your strength, maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk of infections, and heal faster. It might even reduce the side effects of treatment.

Getting Ready for Your First Visit to the Oncologist
January 23, 2018

Getting Ready for Your First Visit to the Oncologist

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Preparing for your first visit with an oncologist can be overwhelming. The to-do list before your visit can be lengthy—forwarding medical records and test results to the doctor, making a list of questions and concerns, enlisting someone to come with you to help absorb all of the information.

January 18, 2018

Immunotherapy 101: Your Questions Answered

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Few breakthroughs in battling cancer have generated more excitement recently than immunotherapy. It’s helping some patients—including high profile ones like former president Jimmy Carter—achieve long-term remission and possibly even a cure when their cancer might have otherwise been deadly. 

January 16, 2018

Screening Guidelines for 5 Common Cancers

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Talking to your physician at your annual check-up about risk factors and whether screening is appropriate for you is one way to stay on top of cancer. Don’t feel uncomfortable about bringing up concerns. Screenings are usually quick and pain-free and can be life-saving.

January 15, 2018

Sanjeevani Arora, PhD

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

"In India, I grew up surrounded by cultural and religious diversity and I learned from an early age the value of different opinions and perspectives. Moving to the U.S. to pursue doctoral studies, I was happy to see how welcoming it is and how the country really embraces and celebrates that diversity."

January 11, 2018

5 Common Questions About Nutrition During Cancer Treatment

By: Fox Chase Conversations

A cancer diagnosis often makes people scrutinize their diets like never before and wonder if what they eat—or don’t eat—might affect how well their cancer is controlled. We sat down with Lauren Peters, RD, CSO, LDN, a registered Dietitian at Fox Chase Cancer Center and a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition to get the answers to some of the most common questions she gets asked about how your diet might affect your ability to beat the disease.v

January 8, 2018

What Every Current or Former Smoker Should Know About Lung Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

It’s not news that smoking is by far the biggest cause of lung cancer. And the more someone smokes, the greater their risk of lung cancer—which kills more people in the U.S. every year than breast, colorectal and prostate cancers combined.