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Liver Cancer Prevention & Screening

Since many primary liver cancers can be prevented by treating their causes before the liver develops cirrhosis, Fox Chase has established the Liver Cancer Prevention Center. First created by W. Thomas London, MD, in the early 1980s as a model intervention program for populations at risk of hepatitis B-related liver cancer, the program has now been expanded to treat other causes. The current program continues to screen and treat chronic liver diseases, such as viral hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, autoimmune hepatitis, and iron overload (hemochromatosis), to name just a few. The program also monitors at-risk patients to detect liver tumors early enough for potentially curative surgery or transplantation. 

Gastrointestinal Risk Assessment

Fox Chase has a program for those with a family history of a high risk of gastrointestinal cancers for early detection and prevention (including tumors of the colon, rectum, stomach, pancreas, esophagus, liver and bile duct). Our team will help you detect and prevent gastrointestinal cancers by understanding your personal and family risk and teaching you ways to reduce those risks. Learn more

Risk Assessment and Genetic Testing

Fox Chase offers a Risk Assessment Program for individuals and families at risk for cancer and those with cancer—including breast, ovarian, gastrointestinal, endocrine, kidney, diffuse gastric, uterine and skin cancers. Our team of physicians, nurses and genetic counselors provides clinical and genetic evaluation and testing, screening and cancer risk-reduction services. To contact Fox Chase about these programs call 877-627-9684. 

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