April 2, 2021
Rectal Cancer Treatment is Changing
Colon and rectal cancers are often thought of as one in the same. But while the two have a lot in common, rectal cancer treatment can often have a bigger impact on a patient’s quality of life. Colorectal cancer is an umbrella term for colon and rectal... read more
March 23, 2021
Surgery as a Treatment for Gastric (Stomach) Cancer: Learn the Facts
There are many types of cancer that are considered fairly rare, and gastric cancer is one of them. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with this disease, surgery is likely to be one of the treatment options and it’s important to know what’s involved. Here... read more
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
The Truth About Prostate Cancer
Updated May 20, 2021 Reviewed by Andres F. Correa, MD 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... 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