January 29, 2019
Precancerous Cervical Changes: They’re Common and Treatable
An abnormal Pap test result can be scary. If the term precancerous is mentioned, many women assume the worst. But precancerous changes that show up during a Pap test can mean many things. “There are different reasons why a Pap test can come back completely... read more
September 7, 2018
Why Ovarian Cancer Awareness Is So Important
Ovarian cancer is the most deadly of gynecologic cancers. The disease is called the “silent killer” because its symptoms are often attributed to other conditions affecting women and so the majority of cases are caught too late, when the disease has advanced... read more
July 26, 2018
The Important Role Tumor Boards Play in Cancer Care
When it comes to cancer care, looking at a patient’s case from different perspectives is an essential part of deciding the best treatment approach. That’s why tumor boards are so crucial. These meetings provide a huge benefit to patients, though it’s a... read more
June 13, 2018
New Research Aims to Improve Ovarian Cancer Treatment
Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect early because women often don’t feel any symptoms. By the time ovarian cancer is considered, the cancer may already be at an advanced stage, making it harder to treat. Denise Connolly, PhD, an Associate Professor in... read more
January 31, 2018
The Vaccine That Can Prevent Cervical Cancer
Updated 11-6-2018 Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US. “It is endemic,” said Christina Chu, MD, a gynecologic oncologist at Fox Chase Cancer Center. “Seventy to 80 percent of people have been exposed to... read more
January 16, 2018
Screening Guidelines for 5 Common Cancers
Updated: 01/02/19 It goes without saying that cancer is not a topic that we want at the top of our mind. But the reality is, knowing your risk factors and getting screened may help catch cancer early. Talking to your physician at your annual check-up... read more