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Healthy Lifestyle

Cancer risks, prevention tips and personal choices for a healthy you

HARRISBURG, PA – Breast Cancer Awareness Month—observed every October—recognizes breast cancer as the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women next to skin cancer. About one in eight will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of a lifetime. This month is a time to be reminded of the importance of screening tests in detecting breast cancer at its earliest stages when it is most treatable.

PinnacleHealth Women's Cancer Center reminds you that September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month.  GCAM emphasis is to reach women who have not been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, creating awareness about the prevention and early detection of women's cancer.

Jim Williams is a 20-year prostate cancer survivor and activist who shares his experience with cancer to raise awareness.  And, he wants men to know that having regular prostate exams could save their life.  He knows it's hard for men to go to the doctor, especially when they feel healthy.  But, Jim knows firsthand how important getting regular prostate exams is.  Why?  Because his wife urging him to have a check-up saved his life.  See how in this powerful video below.

Smoking is the #1 cause of preventable death in the U.S., causing over 393,000 deaths per year.  And, secondhand smoke is a serious health hazard for people of all ages, and is estimated to cause close to 50,000 deaths each year.  Quitting smoking is an important step to a healthier you, so start today!  Below are some resources to get you started on the right track.

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A message from the Facing Cancer Together team: We invite you to join us in this community partnership. Share. Connect. Learn. No matter how cancer has affected you, our multimedia tools can help you gain confidence in your choices. In the coming months, this site will evolve with your participation. Meet the team!

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