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Ann Marie Evans

Skin Cancer

Ann Marie Evans

Skin Cancer

Cancer Doesn’t Always Come with a Warning

In 2013, I noticed a lump on my right buttock that seemed like a cyst. I knew that cysts were typically nothing to worry about, but continued to keep an eye on it. It grew, shrank, and continued to fluctuate over time, but was completely painless. It wasn’t until about a year later, when it started turning strange colors, that I decided to get it checked.

Sister Marcille McEntee

Skin Cancer;  Ureteral Cancer

Sister Marcille McEntee

Skin Cancer;  Ureteral Cancer

Her gastroenterologist performed a PET scan which revealed a rare kind of cancer, a mucosal melanoma. “At that point, my urologist admitted 'this is beyond me. You need to go somewhere else',” she recalled.

Joseph Buglak

Skin Cancer

Joseph Buglak

Skin Cancer

I live close to Fox Chase and had been aware for years of what it has to offer, but I had never contemplated that I would one day be a patient there. My cancer diagnosis changed all that.

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

Margaret McCaughey

Sarcoma;  Skin Cancer

At 54, Peggy McCaughey is counting her blessings. In addition to her husband, Hugh, and their two daughters, Hannah Rose and Grace Kelly, she feels blessed to be alive. "I am overjoyed to share my experience about Fox Chase Cancer Center,” she says. 

Peggy's journey began with heavy menstrual periods, losing hair and back pain. She shared her concerns with her gynecologist who suggested hormone therapy. “I could not tolerate it,” Peggy recalls.

Michael Sours

Head & Neck Cancer;  Skin Cancer

Michael Sours

Head & Neck Cancer;  Skin Cancer

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

In 2007, when I was in my late sixties, I discovered a lump on the right side of my neck while taking a shower. I waited a few days to see if the lump would disappear, but it did not. With a personal history of several diagnoses of skin cancer, I take my health care seriously and scheduled an appointment with an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat doctor). The physician performed a biopsy and removed the enlarged lymph node. The results were alarming – I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma.

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