• About John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS

    John A. Ridge, MD, PhD, FACS, is the Chief of Head and Neck Surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center. He joined the staff at Fox Chase in 1991, moving from San Francisco to join one of the country's first multispecialty head and neck cancer teams. Since then, he has dedicated his career to curing as many patients with head and neck cancer as possible, while providing all of them with the best quality of life. To make an appointment with Dr. Ridge, call 888-FOX CHASE.


    Can I really get throat cancer from oral sex? Michael Douglas says so.

    by  • June 20, 2013 • Head and Neck Cancer, Throat Cancer, Uncategorized

    Michael Douglas blamed his throat cancer on oral sex. Could he be right? Everyone knows (or should know) that smoking causes lung cancer. If you think about it, you’ll realize that your mouth, throat and voicebox can’t get out of the way. They are exposed to the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke as well....

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    What Goes Into Cancer Staging?

    by  • May 9, 2013 • Cancer Staging

    The staging process should begin during an office visit. The history of the patient’s illness and the physical examination often provide important clues about the tumor and whether it has spread. Some cancers can be seen, some can be felt, and examination may reveal body changes that are signs of tumor spread. Even if...

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