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The Central Pennsylvania Coalition United to Fight Cancer, CATALYST, has been helping to raise awareness about cancer in minority groups for the past 16 years. Founder Barbara Jackson spoke with Radio Smart Talk host Scott LaMar about ways that the minority populations in our region can educate themselves about cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

(Hershey) -- About 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon declared a so-called "War on Cancer" by signing the National Cancer Act.

(York) -- Last year, more than 12,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States, making it the third-most common cancer among females worldwide. In recent years, a new series of vaccines has helped cut down on the number of cases of human papilloma virus, which can lead to cervical cancer.

One of the lessons learned from witf's Facing Cancer Together series over the last few months is that medical science has come a long way in how cancers are diagnosed and treated.  A cancer diagnosis used to be about the same as a death sentence to many.

Are you one of the millions of people who set a New Year's resolution to lose weight this year?  Less than a week into the new year – have you broken your resolution yet?  Losing weight and eating healthy take more than just saying you'll watch what you eat.

(Lancaster) -- Luminarias are a holiday tradition in many midstate communities. On Wednesday, December 28th, the lantern-like display will raise awareness for the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Hershey.

Dr. Roald Hempling, the Director of Oncology Services at WellSpan Health in York, PA, weighs in on some of the myths surrounding breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer and prostate cancer.

(Philadelphia) -- The holidays can bring out the best and worst in people - including anger and bitterness. One pastor says letting go of negative emotions can actually help people improve their health and even fight cancer.

(Hershey) -- The Food and Drug Administration has rescinded its approval for the breast cancer-fighting drug Avastin, saying it did not necessarily help patients live longer while sometimes giving them severe side effects.

The holiday season is usually a happy time.  The hustle and bustle bring excitement to adults as well as children.  But not everyone is joyous.  In fact, for those who have lost a loved one since the last holiday or just recently, the holiday season can a period of profound sadness.

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