February 20, 2019
A Q & A about Immunotherapy for Breast Cancer
Cancer treatments are changing all the time. One of the most exciting options is immunotherapy. Researchers are studying who can best benefit from this treatment because research is moving quickly. Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, a medical oncologist at Fox Chase... 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 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
October 3, 2018
Breast Cancer: Men Get It Too
Breast cancer is often thought of as a disease that only strikes women. But men also have breast tissue, which means they can develop cancer in that tissue. In 2018, about 2,250 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s about 1 percent of... read more
August 17, 2018
You’ve Found a Breast Lump: Now What?
Finding a lump in your breast can be frightening. For most women, discovering an unusual growth or mass immediately brings worries of breast cancer. But here’s the first thing you should know about breast lumps: They aren’t unusual. “Palpable lumps, or... read more
August 10, 2018
When it Comes to Breast Cancer Care, Accreditation Matters
With so many options of where to go for breast care, it can be difficult to decide which medical center is right for you. NAPBC accreditation is one factor patients can use to help inform their decision. The National Accreditation Program for Breast... read more