Cancer Conversations Blog

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.

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.


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