• Breast Cancer Treatment

    When it Comes to Breast Care, Accreditation Matters

    by  • August 20, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, News • 0 Comments

    July 2015    “ On behalf of the American College of Surgeons, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, I am taking this opportunity to congratulate you and your Breast Center team on achieving Three-Year Full Accreditation …” Prior to 2008 More than eight years ago, the American College of...

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    Two Pathologists, Three Opinions.

    by  • May 3, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Women's Cancer Center

    “He’s handsome.” “Are you kidding? He’s ugly.”  “That’s teal.” “Certainly not. That’s green.” “That song is beautiful.” “Good grief. It’s horrid.” What do these things have in common? They are subjective disagreements about things that are hard to categorize, can’t be quantified, and are judged simply based upon appearance. When you are given a...

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    Fox Chase offers new technologies which provide genetic testing beyond BRCA1 AND BRCA2

    by  • February 19, 2015 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment, Women's Cancer Center

    When the Risk Assessment Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center decided it was time to begin offering the latest multigene genetic testing to our patients, we were confident that our team would be at the forefront of this rapidly changing field. Fox Chase began routinely offering these new tests to our patients in September,...

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    Why is it important for breast cancer patients to understand their disease?

    by  • February 3, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer Characteristics A new diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it a set of important decisions about type of treatment and long term prognosis that every breast cancer patient and her providers must address.  These decisions are largely based on the characteristics of the tumor itself, including its stage, grade, hormone receptor status and...

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    Fox Chase Breast Cancer Survivor Wins First Place in 2014 Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition

    by  • January 21, 2015 • Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer Treatment, Events, Special events

    Susan Hope Schaffer was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 when she was just 45 years old. She found her cancer through a self-exam, not from a mammography or ultrasound. She attributes her success in beating cancer to the excellent care she received by the healthcare providers of Fox Chase, to her family and...

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    A Sea of Pink

    by  • May 13, 2014 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Research, Special events, Women's Cancer Center

    A sea of pink people. That’s pretty much all you saw at this past Sunday’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to raise monies for breast cancer. Thousands of people: patients, survivors, families, nurses, doctors, friends, police, EMTs, advocates, volunteers, reporters, and so many others who are concerned. And in case you didn’t...

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    Advanced Surgical Options for the Treatment of Lymphedema

    by  • March 27, 2014 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Coping with Cancer, Lymphedema Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, Women's Cancer Center

    Vascularized lymph node transfer is an innovative new surgical procedure used to treat lymphedema, a common condition for patients who have had their lymph nodes removed during the course of cancer treatment. Symptoms of lymphedema include fluid retention, tissue swelling and soreness of the extremities (arms, hands or legs). Research suggests that the frequency...

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    Breast Cancer Screening Update

    by  • February 14, 2014 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, Mammography, Women's Cancer Center

    A lot of media attention has been given to a recent paper from the Canadian National Breast Screening Study. This study, begun in 1980, randomized women to annual mammograms for five years versus no screening.  The current paper is a 25 year-follow up which reports no difference in deaths from breast cancer in the...

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