September 10, 2018
Catheters and Ports for Cancer Treatment: Your Questions Answered
Updated: February 13, 2020 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... read more
April 26, 2018
What is Oral Chemotherapy? Things to Know Before Starting Treatment
Updated: February 26, 2020 Oral chemotherapy is a type of cancer treating drug that is taken in the form of a daily pill or liquid, allowing for less frequent medical appointments. Over the past 20 years, more than 50 new oral anticancer medications (OAMs... read more
March 9, 2018
What is Chemo Brain?
Updated: February 28, 2020 Chemo brain is the mental cloudiness or "brain fog" that up to 75 percent of cancer patients experience after chemotherapy. This mental fog may mean you forget things you used to automatically remember. You may have trouble... read more
October 18, 2017
Preparing Your Body for Chemotherapy
Updated: February 17, 2020 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... 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