• Choosing the Best Diet for You

    by  • July 29, 2014

    Every day it seems a new diet fad hits the news, often endorsed by a celebrity or TV personality.  How can you decide which diet is best for you?  There is a variable amount of research backing each of these diets.  One diet that has been carefully scrutinized in clinical trials is the Mediterranean...

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    Why Ovarian Cancer Awareness Is So Important

    by  • September 19, 2014

    Ovarian cancer is the most lethal of the gynecologic cancers with 21,980 women expected to be diagnosed and 14,270 expected to die of their disease this year (see more).  If you’re wondering why it is so deadly, it is because the majority of women present with advanced stage disease due to lack of specific...

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    Which Diet is Most Effective?

    by  • September 19, 2014

    The Atkins Diet The Atkins Diet is probably the most popular of the “ketogenic” diets.  Ketogenic diets typically include very low carbohydrates and increased dietary fat and protein.  These diets get their name from the fact that a significant decrease in dietary carbohydrate intake alters normal metabolic pathways and results in a rise in...

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    Managing Erectile Dysfunction after Prostate Surgery

    by  • August 4, 2014

    A common sexual side effect men face after prostate cancer surgery is erectile dysfunction (the inability to achieve or sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse often caused by medications, chronic illnesses or poor blood flow to the penis). It is important to note that this condition can be managed through various treatment options....

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    Fox Chase Surgeon Passes it on to the Next Generation

    by  • May 21, 2014

    Fox Chase surgeon Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, is recognized for teaching the next generation of urologic surgeons. He received the American Urologic Association’s Residents Committee Teaching Award at the organizations annual meeting in May 2014. A nationally recognized leader in urologic oncology, Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS, understands the value of sharing his knowledge...

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    A Sea of Pink

    by  • May 13, 2014

    A sea of pink people. That’s pretty much all you saw at this past Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to raise monies for breast cancer. Thousands of people: patients, survivors, families, nurses, doctors, friends, police, EMTs, advocates, volunteers, reporters, and so many others who are concerned. And in case you didn’t...

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    My Experience Lobbying for Cancer Research on Capitol Hill

    by  • May 11, 2014

    Every once in a while, it’s important to get on a train and go to Washington to make your voice heard. At Fox Chase Cancer Center’s kind invitation, I went with Communications Director Lisa Bailey and fellow breast cancer survivor Kim Hagerich to the Capitol on May 8. We joined oncologists, researchers, cancer center...

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    Gene Panels: Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

    by  • May 1, 2014

    Genetic testing for hereditary cancer risk has been available for about 20 years.  A family history with more than one case of the same or related cancers, young cancers, or people who had cancer more than once might be offered genetic testing. This testing could be for many different gene mutations known to increase...

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    The End of the Pap Test for Cervical Cancer?

    by  • April 24, 2014

    For decades, the Pap test had been the only test available to screen for cervical cancer.  The Pap is simple, safe, inexpensive, and most importantly, very effective. The number of cases of cervical cancer in the US has dropped by more than half over the past 30 years, mostly thanks to Pap testing.  But,...

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