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Are you a first time visitor to Fox Chase?

Our Patient Guide— specially designed for you, your family and your caregivers—includes important information about our services and answers questions you may have throughout your visit.

Download a copy here: http://ow.ly/XYNvG
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Creative Beginnings to Host Valentine’s Day Bake Sale:

Creative Beginnings Early Childhood Program will host its annual Valentine’s Day Bake Sale on Friday, February 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale will take place in two locations: the Fox Chase cafeteria and outside of the Terrace Cafe snack bar in the outpatient area. Featured items will include a variety of baked treats perfect for a daytime pick-me-up or to take home for sharing with someone special.

Creative Beginnings has a 35-year history of providing high-quality care and education to #FoxChaseCancer Center families. Proceeds from this sale will help fund much-loved enrichment activities for the children, such as “Music with Mr. Pete” and “Stretch-N-Grow” gymnastics. For more information about this nationally-accredited program, contact Creative Beginnings program director, Kathy Roberts, via email or by calling 215-728-5330.
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Need an appointment at Fox Chase?

We warmly welcome you to ‪#‎FoxChaseCancer‬ Center. We are pleased to offer our patients a full suite of cancer services, ranging from prevention and screening, to treatment and survivorship.

For more information about appointments at Fox Chase please call 888-FOX-CHASE or visit: https://www.foxchase.org/patients-visitors/appointments
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Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital:

If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.

Delays in patient follow-up are "not a new problem," said Dr. Minhhuyen Nguyen, director of clinical gastroenterology at the ‪#‎FoxChaseCancer‬ Center in Philadelphia. "Various studies have identified patient and physician factors concerning why colonoscopies are not performed in a timely fashion," she added.
Nguyen believes that money could be one factor, since "the recent cut [by Medicare] in reimbursement for colonoscopy may compound the problems of this needed targeted intervention."
But there may also be good reasons why older patients, especially, aren't referred to colonoscopy.

"Risks such as perforation, bleeding or sedation complications associated with colonoscopy rise with advanced age and/or significant medical [illnesses]," Nguyen said. These types of patients "should meet with the endoscopist in advance of the procedure for further evaluation," she suggested.

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Pastoral Care’s “Booklet of Prayers” Now Available in Six Languages:

Fox Chase’s Pastoral Care Service http://ow.ly/XVZSw offers spiritual support through prayer to cancer patients and their families with its popular “Booklet of Prayers.” Already available in English and Spanish, the publication’s reach has expanded to include versions in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Polish, and Russian.

The booklet was first compiled by staff chaplain Barbara Klimowicz after she recognized the need to provide such a spiritual resource to Fox Chase patients. For the past decade, it has become a source of comfort and encouragement to many patients and their families. To date, nearly 30,000 copies have been distributed, and Pastoral Care continues to receive numerous requests from local, national, and international organizations.

The new translations came about this past year with the encouragement of the Office of Community Outreach http://ow.ly/XVZWE and the generosity of the Friends of the Hospital of #FoxChaseCancer Center http://ow.ly/XVZZy. Print editions of the Booklet of Prayers are available at the Resource and Education Center in the Young Pavilion, the Women’s Cancer Center, and the hospital Chapel. It also can be viewed online and copies may be requested by calling Pastoral Care at 215-728-2944.
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Tackling the Global Cancer Burden: A Conversation with NCI’s Dr. Ted Trimble. http://ow.ly/XYOnm
In honor of World Cancer Day, the director of NCI’s Center for Global Health discusses key opportunities in global cancer research.
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David's Story: #KidneyCancer

When Dave Francis gets on his bike, he feels like a kid again. The native Philadelphian celebrated his 72nd birthday this year by riding in the Tour de Shore, a 65-mile ride for charity to the Jersey shore in 2015.

Not so bad for a guy who survived kidney cancer.

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In Case You Missed It:

A Brighter Future for Lung Cancer Patients:

A large study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in 2011 had a major impact on lung cancer prevention at Fox Chase Cancer Center. The results showed that low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening can help identify people with lung cancer and that this early identification and treatment can reduce the overall risk of dying from the disease by 20 percent.

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Candygrams Offer Sweet Greetings on Campus:

Want to recognize someone in a sweet way for doing a great job? For just $1, you can send a candygram with your choice of Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses or Swedish Fish to a co-worker, friend, manager, or volunteer. Candygrams will be delivered to the designated recipients at Fox Chase and Jeanes Hospital on Friday, February 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Orders can be placed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the following days:
Today, February 5 – Outside of the Terrace Café snack bar
Monday, February 8 – Cafeteria
Tuesday, February 9 – Cafeteria
Wednesday, February 10 – Outside of the Terrace Café snack bar

Proceeds will benefit Herk’s Heroes of Fox Chase Cancer Center to raise money for Free to Breathe http://www.freetobreathe.org/ through the 2016 Philadelphia Free to Breathe Walk, which will take place during lung cancer awareness month in November. Herk’s Heroes was formed by nurse navigator Caryn Vadseth to honor her father, Jerry Hertkorn (aka Herk), a Fox Chase patient who lost his courageous battle against lung cancer in June 2012. For more information, contact Vadseth via email or by calling 215-214-3215.
Free to Breathe is a non-profit raising vital lung cancer research funding with our nationwide event series and helping patients with our free resources.
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Calvin's Story: #ProstateCancer:

While in his thirties, Calvin Hill heeded the advice of his family doctor, who suggested an annual PSA (prostate-specific antigen) exam that can indicate risk of prostate cancer. “She told me to make sure I keep on top of the levels so if there was an issue I could control the problem, and the problem wouldn’t control me,” Calvin recalls.

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Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD: Research, 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine:The Discovery of the Hepatitis B Virus:

The research, discoveries and vision of Nobel laureate Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD, (1925-2011) have had a far-reaching impact on public health around the globe.

He was responsible for major insights into the pathogenesis and prevention of hepatitis B infection-endemic in many populous nations, especially in Asia and Africa-and the fatal liver diseases associated with it. These include primary cancer of the liver, or primary hepatocellular carcinoma: one of the world's three most deadly cancers, with death often occurring less than a year after diagnosis. Worldwide, primary liver cancer is the sixth most common cancer in men and the eleventh most common cancer in women. Read more: http://bit.ly/1QveALl
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