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Educating Families and Communities

You've heard it said before: "Knowledge is Power."

As it relates to cancer, knowledge can give you the power to:

  • Make healthier lifestyle changes that can lower your cancer risk.
  • Take charge of your health by getting the right cancer screenings for you and your family members.
  • Ask your medical team the right questions.
  • Be a partner in decisions about your treatment options.

Resource and Education Center

You are not alone. Our Resource and Education Center (REC) can offer you and your family a wealth of information about cancer. From risk and screening, to diagnosis and treatment through supportive care to survivorship, we can help every step of the way! We can connect you to resources at Fox Chase, as well as in your own community.

The REC has a variety of information, like fact sheets and brochures, MP3s and DVDs, interactive programs, and a list of helpful websites. You can use one of the REC's computers to look for resources or just to pass the time until your appointment. Our health educators can help you find what you need and talk with you one-on-one about your concerns.

We are open Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. You can visit us at the Robert C. Young Pavilion or in the West Building waiting area. We also have a resource area in the Women's Cancer Center.

If you have questions, you can email the REC at RECstaff@fccc.edu or call us at 215-214-1618. We return all calls and emails within two business days.

Community Speakers Bureau

Bring education to your community. Our Speakers Bureau program allows health education to come to you. We offer one-hour educational sessions where you will learn about cancer risk, screening, treatment options, and tips for staying healthy. Our sessions are free and are offered in English and Spanish. We serve community groups located in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

To schedule a speaker or to learn more about our Speakers Bureau, contact Program Manager Armenta Washington at 215-214-3948 or at Armenta.Washington@fccc.edu.

Resource Education Center (REC)

The Resource and Education Center is a patient and family learning center.

We offer accurate information you can trust to all Fox Chase patients and their families, people at high-risk, staff, and the public. Our staff is here to help you learn more about cancer risk, prevention, screening and treatment, like clinical trials. If you need support services, we can also refer you to other Fox Chase departments and programs or to local and national organizations.

Monday - Friday
9 am to 5 pm

Four locations on campus, or call us at 215-214-1618. Email your questions to Recstaff@fccc.edu.

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