September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month; The Cancer Information Service Offers Free Information About Inherited Cancer Risks
PHILADELPHIA (August 31, 2000) -- The Cancer Information Service at Fox Chase Cancer Center offers free information over the phone about cancers which may be inherited such as breast and ovarian cancer. If you have questions about your risk for these cancers or have other questions about the disease, you can call 1-800-4-CANCER (hearing impaired 1-800-332-8615). Trained, professional cancer information specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can help you in English or Spanish. The Cancer Information Service is a program of the National Cancer Institute.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).