November 8, 2018
Why it is Important to See a Genetic Counselor
A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect. Still, patients are often referred for genetic counseling, because the results can help them make... read more
November 7, 2018
Estrogen and Lung Cancer: Researchers discover a new link
Here’s a shocking statistic: In the United States, about 20% of women and 10% of men diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked. It’s true that smoking remains the number one cause of lung cancer. But, because people who’ve never smoked now make up such... read more
November 1, 2018
Combating Cancer-Related Fatigue With Exercise
Cancer can be exhausting—literally. Fatigue is a common side effect. This sense of extreme tiredness can be debilitating and linger for months or even years after treatment ends. Fortunately, there are effective ways to fight fatigue associated with cancer... read more
October 25, 2018
5 Things to Know if You Have Dense Breast Tissue
Nearly half of women over 40 who have mammograms are found to have dense breasts. If you’re one of them, you might be wondering what exactly that means—and how it impacts your risk for breast cancer. Here’s what you should know. 1. There’s nothing unusual... read more
October 24, 2018
Quality and Equality in LGBTQ+ Cancer Care
Every patient who comes to Fox Chase has a unique medical history and set of needs. Providing the highest quality cancer care depends on understanding the whole patient, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Nicolle Strand, Assistant Director... read more
October 18, 2018
Breast Biopsies: Your Questions Answered
If your health care provider spots something new or unusual on your breast imaging test, there’s a good chance they’ll recommend a breast biopsy. It’s completely normal to feel nervous or anxious about this procedure. But knowing more about biopsies, how... read more