December 20, 2018
How to Talk to Your Family About Cancer History and Risks
Cancer isn’t high on anyone’s list of fun conversation topics. But talking about family cancer history and genetic testing is important. Sharing information can educate and empower patients and their relatives. “Knowing enables us to take action, and that’... read more
December 19, 2018
My Doctor Told Me I Have A “Precancerous” Lesion. Do I Have Cancer?
Receiving the news that you have a precancerous lesion can cause considerable confusion and stress. Naturally, questions will arise as to the risks of getting a “cancerous” lesion, whether treatment is necessary and, if necessary, what treatment options are... 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
December 6, 2018
5 Tips for Being Your Own Best Cancer Care Advocate
Your cancer care team is made up of many medical experts. But there’s one more important player to remember: You. Taking an active role in your cancer diagnosis and treatment allows you to feel more in control when things are uncertain. More importantly,... read more
November 8, 2018
Why it is Important to See a Genetic Counselor
A lot of people think that cancer “runs in the family,” but the truth is that fewer than 10 percent of cancers are the direct result of a genetic defect. Still, patients are often referred for genetic counseling, because the results can help them make... read more