Screening Services

Fox Chase screens for breast, colorectal, lung, prostate and skin cancers, as well as for Barrett’s Esophagus, a precancerous condition that arises in the lining of the esophagus.

Breast Cancer. As a national breast cancer research center, Fox Chase a team of diagnostic radiologists who specialize in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment using state-of-the-art breast imaging techniques, such as digital mammography.

Colorectal Cancer.  Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer. Almost 90 percent of patients can survive colorectal cancer when it’s caught early through screening. Our gastroenterologists are experienced at performing high-quality colonoscopies. Fox Chase offers Open Access Endoscopy services for referring physicians to expedite scheduling routine screening procedures, and the Philadelphia area’s broadest array of endoscopic techniques. And, when conditions make a standard colonoscopy risky, Fox Chase Diagnostic Imaging can step in with CT Colonography, a new way to examine the colon without requiring an anesthetic.

Lung Cancer. For individuals at high risk for lung cancer, Fox Chase offers lung cancer screening to detect signs of lung cancer. Using new technology, we offer less invasive diagnostic lung procedures.

Prostate Cancer. Most early prostate cancers cause no symptoms and are found early by screening tests. Fox Chase uses the most advanced screening tools to diagnose prostate cancer accurately

Skin Cancer. Skin cancer is very treatable when caught early. Our multi-specialty skin cancer team offers screenings for a wide variety of skin cancer types.

Barrett’s Esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a precancerous condition that arises in the lining of the esophagus. For patients with Barrett's esophagus and nodules, or some early cancer in Barrett's, we perform upper endoscopy with endoscopic ultrasound to assess the thickness of the nodule or lymph node involvement. This helps guide our approach to treatment.

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 cancers of the breast, ovaries, prostate, skin and colon. Our team of physicians, nurses and genetic counselors provides clinical and genetic evaluation and testing, screening and cancer risk-reduction services.

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