Cancer Conversations Blog

February 12, 2018

Changing Course

By: Fox Chase Cancer Center Forward

“When I had surgery the first time it was an emergency. We had no time to weigh options or research the best treatment,” Mahmood Saeed said. “This second time, however, my wife and I were able to make an informed decision.”

February 9, 2018

Mohs Surgery—Optimal Treatment for Basal and Squamous Cell Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Skin cancer is by far the most common cancer in the U.S. When a patient gets a skin cancer diagnosis, sunlight and artificial ultraviolet light from sources such as tanning beds and sunlamps, are often the culprits. The good news is that the two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are very easily treatable if diagnosed early and managed correctly.

February 6, 2018

Being Proactive About Your Health While on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Men diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer are sometimes faced with a difficult patient-based decision: Do they treat their cancer immediately, or consider the strategy of postponing treatment, a technique called “active surveillance with curative intent?”

Sajitha Anthony, PhD
February 1, 2018

Trainee Spotlight: Sajitha Anthony, PhD

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"After graduation, I was at a crossroads—I could become a medical doctor, or I could go to graduate school and have a career focused on research and teaching.  After much consideration, I chose to go to graduate school, starting at Drexel University College of Medicine in 2011 and working on my thesis in Dr. Jeffrey Peterson’s lab at Fox Chase Cancer Center."

The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
January 31, 2018

The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cervical Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. “It is endemic,” said Christina Chu, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “Seventy to 80 percent of people have been exposed to it.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that about 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and 14 million more will be infected annually. 

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.


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