January 7, 2020
Whipple Procedure for Pancreatic Cancer: Things to Know
Updated: February 24, 2020 If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, your doctor might recommend a type of surgery called a Whipple procedure. Also called a pancreatoduodenectomy, this is a highly complex operation that requires a... read more
September 11, 2019
Coping With Cancer and Chronic Pain
You might not know it, but chronic pain is one of the most common long-term effects of cancer treatment, occurring in about 1 in 3 cancer survivors. “Patients are living longer with cancer because it has, for many, become a chronic illness. But they may... read more
September 11, 2019
6 Myths About Prostate Cancer
These days, it can be tough to determine if and when you should be screened for prostate cancer. Screening recommendations have gone through significant shifts over the years. Men are urged to have conversations with their doctor about things that were... 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
May 13, 2019
Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Know Your Options
Updated: February 18, 2020 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... read more