Perspectives: A Cancer Journey From Three Points of View

 

  

 

  

 

  

"I was just turning 36. I really didn’t think about having a mammogram. That wasn’t top priority. I felt that I was young, I was healthy."

Patti Rose

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

 

  

"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.' "

Maryanne Kipe


 

  

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.

Patti Rose, Drs. Lori Goldstein and Kathryn Evers

Lori Goldstein, Patti Rose, Kathryn Evers, Jenn Ryan

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

Maryanne Kipe and Dr. Steven Cohen

VIDEO: BEN FM radio DJ Marilyn Russell speaks with Maryanne Kipe, Nurse Navigator Debbie Scanlon, and Dr.Cohen at Fox Chase Cancer Center. (4:10)

"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.”