December 20, 2018
How to Talk to Your Family About Cancer History and Risks
Cancer isn’t high on anyone’s list of fun conversation topics. But talking about family cancer history and genetic testing is important. Sharing information can educate and empower patients and their relatives. “Knowing enables us to take action, and that’... read more
November 13, 2018
Finding the Right Words to Talk About Cancer
When someone we know is diagnosed with cancer, many of us don’t know what to say—and fear saying the wrong thing. Suddenly, we’re speaking in metaphors. We talk about warriors and survivors. They’re heroes fighting a cancer battle. Cancer patients... read more
November 1, 2018
Combating Cancer-Related Fatigue With Exercise
Cancer can be exhausting—literally. Fatigue is a common side effect. This sense of extreme tiredness can be debilitating and linger for months or even years after treatment ends. Fortunately, there are effective ways to fight fatigue associated with cancer... read more
October 24, 2018
Quality and Equality in LGBTQ+ Cancer Care
Every patient who comes to Fox Chase has a unique medical history and set of needs. Providing the highest quality cancer care depends on understanding the whole patient, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Nicolle Strand, Assistant Director... read more
October 3, 2018
8 Ways to Reduce Your Risk for Cancer
When it comes to keeping cancer at bay, there’s both good news and bad. The bad news is that there’s no foolproof way to prevent it. As for the good? Everyone can take steps to significantly lower their risk. “Cancer can be genetic or sporadic,” said... read more
August 30, 2018
Cancer Risks: Separating Myths From Facts
You might think you’re doomed to get cancer because one of your parents had it. Or that steering clear of deli meats or wearing natural deodorant will keep you healthy. Are those things really true, though? Many of us have misunderstandings about what does... read more