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Associate Professor, Department of Hematology/Oncology
Patients can receive a wide range of cancer care services at Fox Chase East Norriton. Medical oncology services offered at Fox Chase East Norriton include chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
My name is Amy Wolf and I am a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Before my diagnosis, I worked with preschoolers, acting as an aid for children with autism. After going in for an annual physical, my doctor felt a lump in my left breast, but when she placed my hand on it, I couldn’t feel it.
I lost my hair, but I never even got sick, which I was fully expecting to happen. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never did.
"I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in November 2010, after undergoing several biopsies and a lumpectomy at my local hospital. Even with that treatment, I continued to have discharge from my breast, and the surgeon said he had not gotten all of the cancer."
After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, Mary Jean Flannery decided to seek a second opinion from a specialist at Fox Chase Cancer Center, which is located within walking distance of her home. There, she was impressed with Dr. Marcia Boraas, a surgical oncologist who specializes in treating patients with breast cancer. After learning her options, Mary Jean decided to undergo a mastectomy, with a course of chemotherapy before the surgery. She returned home just one day after surgery. "My advice to anyone facing a diagnosis like mine is to go to Fox Chase for treatment," said Mary Jean, who still goes back to Fox Chase regularly to meet with her medical oncologist. "During such a difficult time in your life, the caring and compassionate staff will guide and support you as if you are part of their family."
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