• Cancer Screening

    BRCA1 Mutations and Prophylactic Surgery – My Story

    by  • September 17, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Surgery • 0 Comments

    by Stacey Schutawie There is so much to be said today about genetic testing and screening for ovarian cancer and prophylactic surgery in the case of BRCA1 mutations.  But we need to say more.  It can save a woman’s life.  And I know because it probably saved mine. My mother passed away from ovarian...

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    From Pain to Progress: One Man’s Journey to Fund Cancer Research

    by  • March 14, 2014 • Cancer Research, General Interest, Genetic Counseling, Ovarian Cancer, Scientific Research

    More than a decade after his wife’s death, Lowell Dubrow is still fighting cancer by funding research at Fox Chase “One of the things about cancer is that there are a lot of people touched by it—almost everyone is—and those stories kind of get to you,” says Lowell Dubrow, a longtime Fox Chase donor. ...

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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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    Fox Chase Study Shows Families Don’t Understand Genetic Test Results or Their Implications

    by  • January 28, 2014 • Cancer Screening, Genetic Counseling, Risk Assessment

    Findings suggest more outreach is needed for family members who may carry their own genetic risks of cancer A study done by researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center shows that many relatives of patients who undergo testing for a gene linked to breast and ovarian cancers misinterpret the results, and less than half of...

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    Settling Into Our New Home

    by  • October 22, 2013 • Breast Cancer Treatment, Cancer Screening, General Interest, Menopause, Nutrition and Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Women's Cancer Center, Yoga for Cancer Patients

    It’s hard to believe that Temple Health Women’s Care has been open for over a year now.  For me, the medical director, the year has flown by and much has happened.  All of our medical specialties are up and running and all the doctors and staff are working in collaboration. To be honest, this...

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    My doctor told me I have a “precancerous” lesion. Do I have cancer?

    by  • August 13, 2013 • Cancer Screening, Surgery

    Receiving the news that you have a precancerous lesion can cause considerable confusion and stress. Naturally, questions will arise as to the risks of getting a “cancerous” lesion, whether treatment is necessary and, if necessary, what treatment options are appropriate. It’s important to keep in mind that precancerous lesions can be found almost anywhere...

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