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'Cowboy' Jack Novek

Lymphoma;  Prostate Cancer;  Skin Cancer

'Cowboy' Jack Novek

Lymphoma;  Prostate Cancer;  Skin Cancer

I am 78 years old and have owned horses for 68 of those years. I am a cowboy through and through. My father gave me my first pony when I was just five years old and my first horse when I was 10. I have had hundreds of horses since. I also used to train the ponies down at the race track. 

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.

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