March 3, 2021
Recently Got a COVID-19 Vaccine? Don’t Delay Your Mammogram Because of...
You’ve likely heard about possible COVID-19 vaccine side effects like short-term arm pain or fatigue. But the shot can also cause short-term swelling of the lymph nodes, which could trigger concerns about the results of a mammogram. “Lymph nodes are small... read more
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
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 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 individuals ... read more
July 23, 2019
DIEP Flap Technique Offers Patients New Options for Breast Reconstruct...
Updated: April 6, 2021 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 flap... read more