Cancer Conversations Blog

March 20, 2015

How Teenagers are Supporting Cancer Patients

By: Stephen Singer

"Several years ago, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I was in 10th grade I wrote a proposal outlining my goals for the Teens Tackling Cancer Club. The club officially opened for membership and launched on September 17, 2014."

March 19, 2015

What is Tumor Profiling and How Can it Help Me?

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Tumor profiling has become the mainstay of personalized oncology.

March 13, 2015

I've Just Been Diagnosed. Now What? How to Survive Breast Cancer

By: Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS

You’ve either had this happen, or know someone who has: your doctor has just said that the abnormality in your breast is cancer. Now what? Do you stay where you are for treatment? Do you go elsewhere? How do you survive the disease?

February 20, 2015

A Second Opinion Can Dramatically Change the Course of Cancer Treatment

By: Fox Chase Conversations

In 2011, Jean Hankee noticed a strange-looking vein on her right shin. At first, she said it looked like an “empty” varicose vein.

February 19, 2015

Fox Chase Offers New Technologies Which Provide Genetic Testing Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2

By: Andrea Forman, MS, LCGC

When the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center decided it was time to begin offering the latest multigene genetic testing to our patients, we were confident that our team would be at the forefront of this rapidly changing field.

Meet Michelle Savage
February 10, 2015

Meet Michelle Savage, Fox Chase's New Genetic Counselor

By: Risk Assessment Program

Michelle Savage was born and raised in Bucks County, PA, and grew up familiar with Fox Chase Cancer Center. She completed her undergraduate studies at Boston University, earning her BA in biology, with a concentration in cell biology, molecular biology and genetics.

Andrew Steinmetz
February 10, 2015

Testicular Cancer Often Affects Young Men

By: Fox Chase Conversations

Andrew Steinmetz works in retail and has an outgoing personality. “I really like the pace of working in the store,” says Andrew Steinmetz, 23, who is a manager at a business supply store in Philadelphia.

February 3, 2015

Why is it Important for Breast Cancer Patients to Understand Their Disease?

By: Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD, FACP

A new diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a set of important decisions about type of treatment and long term prognosis that every breast cancer patient and her providers must address.


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