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
September 24, 2019
A Day in the Life of Dr. Sanjay Reddy: A Philadelphia Pancreatic Cance...
Pancreatic cancer—two words no one wants to hear. It’s a diagnosis that causes fear, anxiety, and a mix of other emotions that overwhelm patients and families facing it. As a Fox Chase surgical oncologist specializing in pancreatic cancer, Sanjay Reddy, MD... read more
August 1, 2019
Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Puts Patient Choice First
Current U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations state that men ages 55 to 69 should decide for themselves whether to undergo a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test after discussing the potential benefits and harms with their doctor.... read more
July 23, 2019
Pancreatic Cysts: Do They Raise Your Risk of Cancer?
The pancreas is a vital organ with two key functions: It produces enzymes that help digest food, and it secretes hormones—such as insulin—that help regulate metabolism. It’s not unusual for cysts—balloon-like packets filled with fluid—to form in the... read more
July 23, 2019
Should You Get a Second Opinion for Pancreatic Cancer?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, you most likely want to start treatment as soon as possible, but it’s worth the effort to seek a second medical opinion first. Most pancreatic cancers tend to be found at a later stage when... read more
April 25, 2019
Diagnosing and Treating Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer isn’t talked about as often as some other cancers, like breast or colon cancer. But since it’s the most rapidly increasing cancer in the US, it’s important to learn the facts about the disease. The basics The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped... read more