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 9, 2019
Learn the Facts About Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes is often more advanced and may need different therapies. A sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) can help an oncology team accurately determine the stage of the cancer so that they can offer the best possible... read more
June 6, 2019
What is Benign Breast Disease?
Cancer may be the first thing that comes to mind if you notice a lump or change in one of your breasts. But before getting overly concerned, here’s something to keep in mind: Most breast changes are considered benign (noncancerous), they usually don’t put... read more
May 13, 2019
Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy: Know Your Options
Returning to what feels normal is an important goal for patients during and after cancer treatment. And for many women who have a mastectomy, breast reconstruction is a vital step. “Studies have shown that people who’ve had reconstruction tend to be... read more
March 27, 2019
Intimacy After Breast Cancer
Being comfortable with your body and enjoying intimacy can be a challenge after breast cancer. It’s different for every woman, but some issues, both physical and emotional, are common. Fortunately, there are aids and strategies that can make adjusting to... read more