• Is My Insomnia Related to Breast Cancer?

    by  • January 22, 2014

    Breast cancer survivors often experience high rates of insomnia, which can include difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and disruption of circadian rhythm.  A diagnosis of breast cancer is associated with several precipitating factors for sleep disturbance such as cancer related stress, cancer treatments, treatment side effects and physical changes. It is especially common...

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    Can I have a DIEP flap to reconstruct my breast after a mastectomy?

    by  • December 31, 2013

    After a patient undergoes a mastectomy, breast reconstruction may be performed with breast implants or autologous tissue, meaning the patient’s own skin, fat, and muscle.  The vast majority of breast reconstruction performed across the country and the world relies on breast implants.  A much smaller percentage is done with autologous tissue which is rotated...

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    Operation Jimbo Claus Arrives at Fox Chase

    by  • December 28, 2013

    When Brian McShane started Jimbo’s Squad, his goal was to provide comfort for patients treated at Fox Chase Cancer Center and their families. This Christmas, he did just that by distributing performance pullover sweatshirts and hats to patients. One of the Squad’s most popular annual traditions is called “Operation Jimbo Claus,” in which they...

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