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
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
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
January 29, 2019
Precancerous Cervical Changes: They’re Common and Treatable
Updated 1/8/2021 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... read more
September 7, 2018
Why Ovarian Cancer Awareness Is So Important
Updated: September 2020 Ovarian cancer is one of the most deadly gynecologic cancers, and the disease is called the “silent killer” because its symptoms are often attributed to other conditions affecting women. Because of this, a majority of cases are... read more