March 1, 2021
Radiation Therapy for Early-Stage Lung Cancer
Surgery has long been the gold standard for treating early-stage lung cancer, but it’s not the right treatment option for everyone. Now, a form of highly targeted radiation therapy (stereotactic body radiotherapy, or SBRT) is proving to be an equally... read more
November 2, 2020
The Latest Innovation in Diagnosing Lung Cancer
A rapid, accurate diagnosis is always the goal when dealing with cancer. It is particularly important for lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths. Cancerous nodules in the lungs can be small and found in hard-to-reach areas, making biopsies... read more
March 21, 2019
The Good News About Radiation Treatments and Your Skin
Many people think skin problems go hand-in-hand with radiation treatments for cancer. But that’s not always the case anymore. “Basically, most things we do now don’t impact the skin at all” said Eric M. Horwitz, MD, FABS, FASTRO, Chair of Radiation... read more
December 13, 2018
The Role of a Pulmonologist in Cancer Care
Your medical team at Fox Chase Cancer Center will have a diverse group of specialists to see to all aspects of your cancer care. It can include oncologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and nursing staff. You may also have a pulmonologist. Here’s... read more
December 13, 2018
You Have a Lung Nodule—Now What?
Finding out that you have a lung nodule can be scary. Many people think ‘cancer’ right away even though nodules can be caused by a variety of things that aren’t cancer. Alan Haber, MD, FCCP, Chief of the Section of Pulmonary, and Christopher Manley, MD,... read more
November 7, 2018
The Link Between Estrogen and Lung Cancer
Updated November 17, 2020 Here’s a shocking statistic: In the United States, about 20% of people who die from lung cancer every year have never smoked or used any other form of tobacco. “We are seeing a greater percentage of lung cancer patients who have... read more