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April 19, 2018

Getting the Right Kind of Help for Lymphedema: Why it Matters

By: Fox Chase Conversations

One possible complication of certain types of cancer treatment is lymphedema, a persistent buildup of fluid that often causes swelling, usually in an arm or a leg. It often occurs in women and men with breast cancer who have had lymph nodes removed as part of diagnosis or treatment.

April 10, 2018

What Is a Magnet®-Designated Hospital—And Why Should It Matter To You?

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nurses often spend more time at a patient’s bedside than any other healthcare professional. That’s why you may want to know if you’re being treated at a Magnet®-recognized hospital—especially if you’re facing a serious illness like cancer.

April 6, 2018

Colorectal Cancer: Does Your Family History Put You At Risk?

By: Fox Chase Conversations

A strong family history may indicate you need to begin colorectal cancer screening earlier than the typically recommended age of 50, and you may need to be screened more frequently. 

HPV: The Surprising Risk Factor of Head and Neck Cancer
April 4, 2018

HPV: The Surprising Risk Factor of Head and Neck Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Over the last few decades, public awareness has increased surrounding the associations between tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and cancer. Today, most people know that years of using tobacco products and/or consuming alcohol can lead to the development of mouth or throat cancer in old age. 

Daniel Sultanov
April 1, 2018

Trainee Spotlight: Daniel Sultanov

By: Fox Chase Postdoctoral Program

"Being at FCCC has been a unique opportunity to continue my previous studies on the interaction of PARP-1 and damaged chromatin. My current work focuses on how nucleosomes are remodeled by PARP-1 near double-stranded DNA breaks, which is a completely new action for PARP-1. As PARP-1 is a recently approved therapeutic target in BRCA1-deficient breast and ovarian cancer, I believe that my findings will help improve existing anti-cancer therapies."

Do You need a colonoscopy?
March 30, 2018

Is It Time to Get a Colonoscopy? Find Out.

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Nobody really looks forward to getting a colonoscopy. But, keeping up with routine colonoscopies is an essential part of a person’s overall health.

March 23, 2018

‘Is My Cancer Coming Back?’ How to Cope with the Fear of a Recurrence

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Cancer survivors share many things, including this: a fear that their cancer will return. It’s a worry that, ironically, often surfaces at what should be an occasion for relief—the end of active treatment. But that’s exactly when cancer survivors see their doctors less frequently and may feel adrift and anxious.

March 16, 2018

Talking With Your Child About Cancer

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Telling your child that someone they know or love has cancer may be one the hardest thing you’ll ever do as a parent. And out of love, your first instinct may be to protect your child by keeping the diagnosis to yourself.

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