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Joseph Buglak - Patient Story

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"Everyone at Fox Chase was so nice."

— Joseph Buglak

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.

I had noticed a spot on my leg, but didn’t think it was serious, so didn’t think twice about it. My dermatologist, however, took one look at the spot and insisted on a biopsy. When the results came back positive for melanoma I was shocked. I didn’t think that it could have possibly been cancer.

Knowing that Fox Chase was conveniently located for me, I made an appointment to see Richard Bleicher, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist there.  Upon meeting him, I instantly felt confident in him and trusted what he had to say regarding my treatment. His recommendation was surgery to remove the cancerous tissue, and I agreed right away.

Dr. Bleicher was terrific, and I felt very comfortable in his care. In fact, everyone at Fox was very nice, and I felt as though they really cared about me and my well-being. My surgery was successful, and after a short recovery, I was even able to be back at work.

I still return to Fox Chase periodically for check-ups, and I continue to enjoy playing on several softball leagues with my buddies. I feel great today and am fortunate that I had such good care at Fox Chase.

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