October 11, 2019
Q&A About Ovarian Cysts
If you’re a woman with ovaries, chances are you’ve had an ovarian cyst at some point in your life—they’re very common. It’s possible that you never even knew it. Most of the time they’re harmless, don’t cause symptoms, and go away on their own. While most... read more
August 6, 2019
5 Things to Know About Postmenopausal Bleeding
Updated June 19, 2020 Spotting or light bleeding after menopause might not seem like a serious problem, but you should never ignore it or wait to bring it up with your doctor. After a woman’s periods have stopped, vaginal bleeding could be a sign of a... read more
June 4, 2019
How Genetics May Affect Ovarian Cancer Risk
Updated September 28, 2020 A woman’s risk for ovarian cancer depends on many different factors, from age, to hormones, to environment; but genetics also play a role. So, if a relative was affected—or you have ovarian cancer yourself—you may want to... 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
February 20, 2019
Ovarian Cancer: Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms?
An ovarian cancer diagnosis can be scary. The disease has a bad reputation, probably because many women who have it aren’t diagnosed until it’s progressed to a late stage. But the outlook for this cancer is changing rapidly. “Ovarian cancer is a treatable... read more
February 20, 2019
Q&A: A Spotlight on Gynecologic Oncologists
Cancer in a woman’s gynecologic tract requires specialized care. A gynecologic oncologist has unique training and expertise in this area. Stephanie Angela King, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, answers some common questions about her... read more