Perspectives: A Cancer Journey From Three Points of View
Radio personalities sat down with cancer survivors to discuss the treatment they received at Fox Chase Cancer Center. They were joined by physicians and nurse navigators who highlighted symptoms and warning signs and emphasized the importance of cancer screenings. Follow their journeys to understand what you need to know about cancer symptoms, early detection, treatment, and the Fox Chase experience.
Joe and Valerie Briggs
Left to right: Nurse Lisa Hicks; Dr. Alexander Kutikov; Valerie and Joe Briggs; Jenn Ryan.
Valerie Briggs urged her husband Joe to get a check-up. Thanks to her, his prostate cancer brought him to Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Jenn Ryan speaks to Valerie and Joe. Hear the More FM (WBEB) radio spot.
Meet Nurse Lisa Hicks
Lisa Hicks, a certified oncology nurse who works with urological patients. "Fox Chase nurses, they set the bar high in nursing care," she said. For women trying to get the men in their family to be active in checking their own risk of cancer, "First, they should know their family history, if there is a family risk of cancer. Also, it’s important for everybody to make sure that they get regular check-ups; that they see their primary care doctors...If you need a little urging, listen to those that love you and go and see your doctor."
Jenn Ryan speaks to Lisa Hicks. Hear the More FM (WBEB) radio spot.
Patti Rose, Drs. Lori Goldstein and Kathryn Evers
Lori Goldstein, Patti Rose, Kathryn Evers, Jenn Ryan
Jenn Ryan speaks to Patti Rose. Hear the More FM (WBEB) radio spot.
Jenn Ryan of More 101.1 FM spoke to Patti Rose, a mother of seven who faced a diagnosis of breast cancer. Listen to their conversation and meet her doctors, Lori Goldstein, MD, Director of the Naomi and Phil Lippincott Breast Evaluation Center, and Kathryn Evers, MD, FACR, Director of Mammography. Also meet Jessie Shol, a nurse navigator who works with patients like Patti to help them coordinate their care at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
"I was just turning 36," said Patti Rose. "I really didn’t think about having a mammogram. That wasn’t top priority. I felt that I was young, I was healthy. My husband actually found my lump. Immediately he said 'Well Pat, you have a bug bite on your right breast.' I knew instantly feeling it, it was not a bug bite, but I definitely didn’t think cancer. Again, I was young and healthy. I quickly thought, 'Okay, there is a change here, I do need to get this checked out,' called my primary doctor, explained what was going on."
More radio spots:
Listen to Jenn Ryan’s conversation with Dr. Lori Goldstein about Fox Chase’s Breast Evaluation Center, research, and how to make a next-day appointment.
Jenn Ryan sat down with Dr. Kathryn Evers to learn about breast imaging services at Fox Chase and screening guidelines.
Hear Jenn Ryan talk to nurse navigator Jessie Shol about breast cancer care at Fox Chase.
Maryanne Kipe and Dr. Steven Cohen
"I think I was in shock; but as soon as I walked into the room and met Dr. Cohen, I could just feel the stress go away because the first thing he said was "You're going to be fine." Follow Maryanne’s story here, from diagnosis to treatment.
“They are constantly trying new techniques, learning, researching, so they absolutely are state-of-the-art. But what they do above and beyond is they put the human factor on top.” Colorectal cancer survivor Maryanne Kipe remembers the hospital-wide support and compassion she received at Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Beth Brunswick and Dr. Stephen Rubin
More FM radio DJ Jenn Ryan sat down with cancer survivor Beth Brunswick to discuss the treatment she received at Fox Chase Cancer Center. They were joined by her physician, Dr. Stephen Rubin, and nurse navigator, Carol Cherry, who highlights symptoms and warning signs and emphasizes the importance of cancer screenings. Follow Beth’s journey to understand what you need to know about gynecologic cancer symptoms, treatment and early detection.
When Beth Brunswick was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she chose to leave New York City and headed for Fox Chase Cancer Center where she sought intimate treatment and attention at the hands of Dr. Stephen Rubin.
As the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology, he explains why Fox Chase is a leader in treating cancer: “We have a multidisciplinary approach with all of the experience that comes with being a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. We treat more cases of rare and common cancers than most other hospitals, and this kind of experience is linked to better outcomes. So, no matter what kind of cancer you have you can expect to get experienced care at Fox Chase.”