March 13, 2020
The Facts About 2D and 3D Mammograms
Mammograms help women find breast cancer early, often when a tumor is still too tiny to feel and treatment may be easier. These low-dose X-rays are available in two forms: 2D and 3D. With 3D mammography becoming more widely available, many women aren’t... read more
March 4, 2020
Colonoscopies: You Have Questions, We Have Answers
Getting a colonoscopy isn’t on anyone’s fun list, but the test can help you and your doctor assess your colon health and cancer risk. Here’s what you should know about this potentially lifesaving screening test. Who should be screened for colorectal cancer... read more
February 21, 2020
Vaping and Cancer: Five Important Questions and Their Answers
While vaping has become a popular alternative to traditional smoking, e-cigarettes are far from a safe alternative to regular cigarettes. Fox Chase pulmonologist Sheela Ahmed, MDFox Chase pulmonologist Sheela Ahmed, MD has the answers for some common... read more
February 12, 2020
Tumor Profiling: A Key to Personalized Cancer Care
You may already know how targeted cancer therapies differ from traditional cancer treatment options (like chemotherapy or radiation), but what determines if a patient can receive a targeted therapy? Often, it comes down to the results of a tumor profile... read more
January 24, 2020
Managing Other Health Problems When You Have Cancer
A cancer diagnosis can often take up a lot of the time and energy you have for managing your health. However, if you have other chronic medical conditions (often called coexisting conditions) in addition to cancer, it’s important to stay on top of them and... read more
January 22, 2020
Life After Cancer: Looking Back—and Moving Forward
Finishing treatment for cancer marks the end of what might have been one of the hardest chapters of your life. It’s also the start of something entirely new—and for some, that takes some getting used to. Completing your cancer journey can bring a wave of... read more