September 23, 2020
Understanding Lynch Syndrome and the Risk of Cancer
Lynch syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of many types of cancer, particularly cancers of the colon and uterus. Around 1 in 279 people may carry a mutation in one of the genes associated with Lynch syndrome. Knowing if you or a loved... read more
September 18, 2020
Prostate Cancer: Common Questions, Answered
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in American men, affecting 10 percent of all men during their lifetime. And yet, many screening and treatment questions don’t always have straightforward answers. Recently, Fox Chase Cancer Center... read more
September 8, 2020
Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer: A Growing Concern
Colorectal cancer might not be on your radar if you’re in your 30s or 40s—but it should be. One in 10 new cases are diagnosed in individuals under age 50, and rates of young-onset colorectal cancer are on the rise. “Even though the number is still low, we’... read more
September 1, 2020
Why Second Opinions Matter for Sarcoma
Sarcoma is a rare type of cancer - with approximately 16,500 new diagnoses occurring each year. Because it is so rare, not all doctors are familiar with how to treat these tumors effectively, which makes it especially important to seek a second opinion if... read more
August 31, 2020
Do You Need a Cancer Screening This Fall?
If you cleared your summer calendar to make time for more warm weather fun, fall may feel like the right time to tackle some things on your to-do list. That might include important health tasks, like getting screened for cancer.   Screening tests can help... read more
August 20, 2020
What Everyone Should Know About Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Levels
Screening for prostate cancer often involves a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures the level of PSA (a protein made by the prostate) in the blood. When your PSA level is elevated, it could be a sign of prostate cancer. Because of this, an... read more