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Breast Cancer Support & Survivorship

 

Breast Cancer Support Group

Meeting Dates: First Wednesday of the month
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Location: Fox Chase Cancer Center
Areas B and C in the West Building Waiting Room

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This is an open-ended support group for any woman with a diagnosis of breast cancer. Women can join at any time during or after treatment for support, information and sharing. There are two groups, alternating every month: The Open Group is for all breast cancer patients, and meets the first Wednesday of March, May, July, September, and November. There is also a Closed Group for newly diagnosed and active treatment patients, which meets the first Wednesday of April, June, August, October, and December.

Registration requested for all programs, including support sessions. Speakers/topics subject to change.

Please call Denise Young, MS, LSW, at 215-728-2670 for more information on future sessions.

Breast Forms, Breast Prostheses, Bra Fittings & Apparel
For breast cancer patients, recovering a balanced body shape after surgery is the key to comfort, peace of mind, and resuming an active lifestyle. At Fox Chase, we offer expert fittings for post-surgical garments, breast forms and bras specifically tailored to each individual. Learn more

Wig Fittings and Head Coverings   
Experienced and caring professionals help our cancer patients with wig fittings and head coverings designed to improve confidence, comfort and self-assurance while you cope with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Learn more

Boo’s Boutique
Boo’s, on the first floor of Fox Chase’s Young Pavilion, is a specialty boutique helping patients during their cancer journey by offering breast prosthetics, bra fittings, wigs, clothing, skincare products and more.

Lymphedema Therapy

Lymphedema is a persistent swelling, usually affecting an arm or leg, which sometimes occurs as a side effect of cancer treatment. This condition results from the abnormal accumulation of lymph fluid and tissue proteins. The underlying cause in all cases is damage to the lymphatic system, an important part of the immune system that circulates infection-fighting proteins throughout the body.

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Lymphedema Treatment Program uses complete decongestive physiotherapy (CDP), a European program that has been used successfully to treat lymphedema patients for more than 30 years.
Learn more about the Lymphedema Treatment Program »

Patient and Family Support

We understand that cancer care can affect the whole family. We offer an array of support services for patients and their families. See all of our patient and family support services.

Survivorship

To address the unique health care needs of patients who have completed cancer treatment, Fox Chase offers wellness education, screening and ongoing health care through our Survivor Clinics. Under the guidance of the doctor who treated you, the Survivor Clinic care team offers a broad range of services to deal with the lasting effects of cancer and cancer treatment, and provide long-term medical follow-up. Services include specialized medical care, genetic counseling and testing, psychiatric services, nutritional support and preventive care to improve your future health and quality of life.

Learn More.