Cancer Conversations Blog

December 22, 2017

6 Tips for Avoiding Infections This Winter

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Infections are one of the most common—and potentially dangerous—complications of cancer. That’s because the disease, and some of the same treatments that help destroy cancer cells, can weaken the immune system, making you more vulnerable to serious infections.

December 15, 2017

Uncovering the Myths and Facts about Hepatitis C and Liver Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can cause severe damage to the liver and trigger cirrhosis, liver failure or liver cancer. Yet most people who have hepatitis C don’t know they are infected.

Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One
December 7, 2017

Coping With Loss During the Holidays

By: Fox Chase Conversations

If there ever was a time that we’re expected to feel joyful, it’s the holidays. But if you’re struggling with the loss of a loved one—especially a recent loss—all that holiday cheer may only magnify your grief.

Christoph Seeger
December 6, 2017

What You Need to Know About CRISPR and Liver Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Cancer that starts in the liver is called primary liver cancer. Hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC, is the most common type of primary liver cancer. Some people are surprised to learn that HCC is often caused by hepatitis B and C viruses. Now that hepatitis C virus infections can be cured, Dr. Christoph Seeger of Fox Chase Cancer Center wants to help make sure that the estimated 257 million people living with chronic hepatitis B don’t get HCC.

December 4, 2017

A Nipple Tattoo: It Can Complete the Look of a Breast After Reconstructive Surgery

By: Fox Chase Conversations

For most people who get them, tattoos are a form of self-expression. But for some breast cancer survivors, a tattoo can have an entirely different purpose: It can help them love the look of their reconstructed breast after a mastectomy. Often the last step in reconstruction, the art of nipple tattooing is helping women feel whole again on their path to recovery.

Marie Danielle (Baumeister) Ralff
December 1, 2017

Trainee Spotlight: Marie Danielle (Baumeister) Ralff

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

My short-term goal is to pursue residency and fellowship training as a medical oncologist after I graduate from the MD/PhD program. My long-term goal is to practice as a physician scientist, seeing patients while also running a translational research lab of my own.

November 30, 2017

Why All Colorectal Cancer Patients Should Be Tested for MMR Deficiency

By: Fox Chase Conversations

No two patients are the same when it comes to colorectal cancer care. And with so many available therapies, it is crucial for oncologists to gather all available information about their patient in order to make the best treatment recommendations. 

November 28, 2017

Life Without a Stomach: Staying Healthy After Surgery

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Did you know that it is possible to live without a stomach? It’s a daily reality for some stomach cancer survivors.