August 5, 2019
Living with Cancer as a Chronic Illness
Most people think of cancer as a disease that’s either curable or terminal. But there’s also a middle ground: chronic cancer. And it can sometimes be emotionally difficult to deal with. Chronic cancers are those that can be watched and closely treated—but... read more
August 1, 2019
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Puts Patient Choice First
Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations state that men ages 55 to 69 should decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test after discussing the potential benefits and harms with their doctor.... read more
July 23, 2019
BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations: What We Know Today
More than two decades ago, researchers identified harmful mutations in two genes—BRCA1 and BRCA2—that increased the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers. That landmark discovery led to a screening test for the mutations and helped many women (and men... read more
July 23, 2019
DIEP Flap Technique Offers Patients New Options for Breast Reconstruct...
Breast cancer patients have many options when it comes to reconstructive surgery after a mastectomy. In recent years, Fox Chase Cancer Center has begun to offer patients a newer option for breast reconstruction that uses lower abdominal tissues to... read more
July 23, 2019
Prostate Cancer Survivors: This Blog Is For You
Urinary incontinence is a possible side effect of many cancer treatments. It’s especially problematic for men who’ve had prostate cancer. Although it may seem like a touchy topic, there’s no room for embarrassment or shame if you’re a prostate cancer... read more
July 23, 2019
Pancreatic Cysts: Do They Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
The pancreas is a vital organ with two key functions: It produces enzymes that help digest food, and it secretes hormones—such as insulin—that help regulate metabolism. It’s not unusual for cysts—balloon-like packets filled with fluid—to form in the... read more