September 10, 2018
Catheters and Ports: Your Questions Answered
After a cancer diagnosis, lots of decisions need to be made. One that many patients face is whether or not to have a catheter or a port—or both—inserted. These can be used for blood draws and intravenous (IV) chemotherapy treatments. The idea of having... read more
April 26, 2018
Oral Chemotherapy – More Convenient, Just as Effective
Cancer treatment is always evolving, with new techniques regularly being approved. Oral chemotherapy is a relatively recent development that makes treatment more convenient for eligible patients by allowing them to take medication at home. This type of... read more
March 9, 2018
Everything You Need to Know about “Chemo Brain”
Your Brain on Chemotherapy “Chemo brain” is slang for the mental cloudiness that up to 75 percent of cancer patients experience after chemotherapy. It is not imaginary—it is a validated phenomenon, according to Margaret von Mehren, MD, Chief of the... read more
October 18, 2017
Preparing Your Body for Chemotherapy
  Many people are apprehensive before their first chemotherapy appointment. Preconceived notions and misinformation can add to the stress. “I think it is important to emphasize that the effects of treatments vary enormously depending upon the specific drug... read more
September 25, 2017
Eric M. Horwitz Honored as a Fellow at ASTRO
Eric M. Horwitz poses with his certification of his fellowship into ASTRO on Sept. 26. 2017.Eric M. Horwitz, MD, chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Fox Chase, will be honored as a fellow of The American Society for Radiation Oncology at the... read more
September 18, 2017
Preparing Your Mind for Chemotherapy
Getting ready for chemotherapy is a lot like preparing for other life events—having a plan and the right support in place can make the whole experience less stressful. There are practical steps you can take to prepare intellectually and emotionally for your... read more