November 1, 2019
Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs: What Women Should Know About Chemoprev...
Approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. But not every woman’s chances of developing the disease are the same, and those with more risk factors might benefit from taking chemoprevention agents. Chemoprevention... read more
October 11, 2019
Are Mammograms Needed After Breast Reconstruction?
Over the years, routine mammograms have helped save countless lives. If you’re a woman who has had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction, you may think about that fact and wonder—do I still need to be screened for cancer in my reconstructed breast? “The... read more
October 3, 2019
Why is Breast Cancer Awareness so Important?
Every October, you likely see a wealth of information about breast cancer. And that is a good thing. Awareness surrounding breast cancer is incredibly important as early detection, often through screening, can catch the disease when it is most treatable.... read more
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...
Updated: February 18, 2020 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, called the DIEP... 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